Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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Who else produces their own Java?
by Adurbe on Thu 21st Oct 2010 17:24 UTC
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I am surprised by the number of comment saying Java will die on the platform or be blocked or similar.. it seems quite a big leap!

Apple produce their own Proprietary implementation of the JVM
Microsoft used to, discontinued
IBM used to, discontinued

Oracle still do.. OJVM (also known as "JServer") - cant see it lating long!!

Why should apple go through the expense to maintain this JVM in house?
They are no longer PPC/OS9. They run on x86, using a UNIX. Surely it would be cheaper/more cost effective to switch to the (or One of 'the') open source implementations and contribute any changes they need to support the platform.

Edited 2010-10-21 17:25 UTC

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