Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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What makes you so sure that Oracle will support Java for Mac? Just because Steve and Larry are good friends??? I'm really dependent on Java and while there is no announcement for Oracle about Java support for Mac from them I have to look out for alternatives. Google and Apple were also friends, look at them now, they are suing each other. Friendship between industry leaders is much too shaky foundation, I would rely at. I really hope I'm wrong here.

Because both of them are pragmatic - they do what is in their own best interests. Lion will probably include a host of changes because from what I heard the Apple implementation/fork of Java requires the use of private API's that may cause problems if a third party were to maintain it hence you'll probably see some new low level API's come out in next years WWDC2011 that co-incide with Oracle taking over maintenance. All the heavy lifting for Java on Mac OS X has already been done by Apple, it is just a matter of Oracle keeping the momentum going which would be chicken shit (cost wise) in comparison to other platforms.

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