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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Developers and users lose, Apple wins
by fran on Thu 21st Oct 2010 15:17 UTC
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If I can take a duuhh guess on why?

Java is cross platform. Apple is moving toward an exclusive and closed development enviroment.
People get used to that applications and won't likely switch operating system easily, because they dont exist anywhere else, if it did, it will be at the developers nuisance to crosscode.
The learning curve for example to switch form something like Logic to Cubase will be daunting given the learning curve of many applications.
Developers and users lose, Apple wins.
Hopefully I'm wrong.
This will definitely start to pay off for apple in say 6 years when I think ipad's will be capable of running at intel i3 speeds capable processors with on chip GPU's and SSD on the cheaper side, bringing full feautured, lower priced apple gear to the masses. Imagine you'll be able to plug your ipad into a external monitor making youre ipad an full feautured desktop also.
Imagine apple being able to cut ipads price because it make so much money from it's apps, music, tv and advertising. I think, whether we like or not apple is going to dominate if they play their cards right.
It will be hard for windows to compete.
It is difficult for windows to tread the anti trust maze because of its more open operating system, Windows will have to come with more bell and whistles if it is to compete in the near future. Maybe their they should start adding much more programs to Windows pro to ultimate then mere os enhancements.

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