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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My guess is that Larry Ellison likes small pieces of paper with pictures of Benjamin Franklin much more than he likes Steve Jobs. If Apple drops java, there will be no java.

Java is mainly for servers, and with no OS-X servers, there will be no java from Oracle. Not that I think that there would have been one anyway, there are just too few Mac servers out there.

Given how Apple have treated server users over time its no surprise that they didn't sell many of them. First of all they was quite expensive, and secondly there are no such thing as long term planning at Apple. They drop and change models and software often with no apparent upgrade path. Servers lives for years, its not like an iPhone you replace every second year.

If Apple drops Java for the Mac, they will not only annoy server users, they will also annoy a lot of developers. Java is after all one of the most commonly used programming languages in the world, and without developers Apple will have a much harder time to fight things like the growth of Android.

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