Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Nov 2010 17:14 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X The jokes about two evils joining up are easily made, but I'll try to refrain. Apple recently marked its Java implementation as deprecated. Well, we now know why: Apple and Oracle have announced that Apple will contribute to the OpenJDK project, effectively meaning that Java for Mac OS X will be developed by the OpenJDK community. Why do I have this image in my head?
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RE: Not surprsing
by someone on Wed 17th Nov 2010 00:50 UTC in reply to "Not surprsing"
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This is not surprising considering the fact that Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison are really good friends. (Steve was the photographer at Larry's wedding)


Actually, I would justify this move as part of their larger move to return the control of plugins back to the browser (they also started to unbundle Flash from OS X). There is really no way for them to keep up with all the security updates, and removing these responsibilities would also reduce the number of OS X vulnerabilities posted each month.

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