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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Yeah. I know. That's the lack of Cocoa bindings.The real solution is to not have used the Apple Java in the first place.

I know it was tempting as it was a nice language, that many devs already knew and using it on a Mac with the Apple Java made the Java interfaces look good. An all time best for Java. But, it took them forever to release Java 6 for Apple. That should have been the signal to everyone that its future on the platform was not going to be long lived.

Java is now a Second Class citizen on the mac. Just like it is on every other desktop.

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