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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Disaster! No Less
by nicolaihenriksen on Thu 21st Oct 2010 11:45 UTC
nicolaihenriksen
Member since:
2010-10-21

It would be a complete disaster if Mac did not come with Java included.

ALL banks where I live (Denmark) require you to run Java applets for the web banking to work. Also the digital signature rolled out nationwide requires Java applets.

It would be a huge blow for most people and probably a show-stopper, i.e. most people would simply not buy a Mac if they cannot do their banking stuff right away without hiring a consultant.

- Nicolai

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RE: Disaster! No Less
by pica on Thu 21st Oct 2010 11:56 in reply to "Disaster! No Less"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

it's the same here in Germany. Also the german eGovernment guidelines force to use Java for eGovernment application whenever technically possible.

Also the european eGovernment guidelines promote Java, as well as the swiss ones.

pica

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RE: Disaster! No Less
by MacMan on Thu 21st Oct 2010 13:45 in reply to "Disaster! No Less"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Apparently, Windows does not ship with Java installed, and it does not appear to be a "disaster" for them.

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RE[2]: Disaster! No Less
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 14:01 in reply to "RE: Disaster! No Less"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

They don't have an App Store.

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RE[2]: Disaster! No Less
by fatjoe on Thu 21st Oct 2010 14:58 in reply to "RE: Disaster! No Less"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Apparently, Windows does not ship with Java installed, and it does not appear to be a "disaster" for them.


99% of times, it comes with JRE pre-installed. If not, you can download the JRE manually from java.oracle.com.

Please tell me, where can I download the latest JDK for mac??

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