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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by henderson101 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 11:29 UTC
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Didn't Microsoft stop supplying the JRE as part of the OS some time ago? They also stopped producing their own version of the VM and SDK tools (okay, Sun was suing them over compliance, but that is beside the point..)

That Apple was still maintaining their own JDK and JRE was slightly insane, given the focus they put on Cocoa... So, Oracle is a big company. They'll either step up to the plate or ignore the Mac. Either way, someone will continue to support Mac via the OpenJDK.

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by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 14:00 in reply to "JRE"
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(okay, Sun was suing them over compliance, but that is beside the point..)

Why is that beside the point?
I'm actually looking for an honest answer, because that's confusing. It's central to the issue at hand.

I think the reason people are worried is that it's another sign that they want iOS standards in at least what you can do by default. How many people that use this OS will know what a runtime is?

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