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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2001-- Changes to security settings and their definitions in the Release Candidate 1 (RC 1) of Windows XP could deny millions of users email and web browser access to Internet content enabled through Java(TM) applets, according to non-profit organization People for Open, Safe and Secure Internet and Email (POSSIE)...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) is quietly pulling back support for Java in its new products, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Wednesday.
The move deals a new blow to a rival technology that played a starring role in the software giant's continuing anti-trust battle with the government.
The newspaper said pre-release copies of Microsoft's new Windows XP (news - web sites) operating system, which goes on sale this fall, drop the software needed to run Java-based programs.
Really, its not much of a big deal. The average windows user never sees java applications, and very few websites actually benefit from using java. Java's biggest uses are invisible. Mostly on non-PC platforms like cell phones or TV-top boxes.