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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I say good riddance
by Shkaba on Thu 21st Oct 2010 21:33 UTC
Shkaba
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2006-06-22

As a non Mac user I say good riddance. Java absence will/might hurt only Mac users and those developers who like taking risks in developing for Apple products. Java is irreplaceable in the middle tier, and will be so for a long time, for home users it's really a non issue, apart from java developers who could potentially miss on a feature or two. This move just gives a bit more credence to speculations about Apple moving in the direction of further lock down, and "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

Edited 2010-10-21 21:48 UTC

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