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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Does Windows ship with Java installed?
by MacMan on Thu 21st Oct 2010 13:07 UTC
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adricnet Member since:
2005-07-01

MS Windows does not but many computer manufacturers have installed Java runtime as a service to their customers for years.

Much like the similar installation of Flash this has had good and bad effects.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Microsoft supports its own competing .Net. Moreover Windows being the default OS installed in most desktop computers, Microsoft would like applications to be native. Microsoft does not like competition.

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fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Yes, Microsoft supports its own competing dotnet technology more than Java. They do not however try to exclude Java from windows. (The same way they support Silverlight but have no problem with Flash on windows).

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