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Microsoft Gives Java the Boot

Microsoft was never really hot to trot over Java, but when the language/system threatened to take off, Microsoft cooked up a deal to support it. Now, Java is still cool, but hasn't entirely set the world on fire. Maybe that's why Microsoft is comfortable enough to drop Java Virtual Machine support. As of now, the JVM that Microsoft licensed from Sun will no longer get patched.

This is probably not a big deal. My sense is most folks download the real thing from Sun when they need Java, anyway.

What are your thoughts? Did Java fail to live up to expectations or am I missing something? Thoughts can be forwarded to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/06/2009 at 1:16 PM


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