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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RE: I really don't understand
by btrimby on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 03:01 UTC in reply to "I really don't understand"
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One another point of view (maybe I should split my post here), Oracle have probably not renewed Apple's right to develop its own JRE (which is mightily plausible) and decided to make apple pay more or this right. But this is very hypothetical and nothing would back this theory. So for all apple haters : "go for it !"

This is what I thought, too, upon reading the "the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X" part of the story.

Apple, quite frankly, has done a bad job of maintaining the JDK for their OS, and maybe Oracle doesn't want them dragging the Java brand down further than it already is with consumers.

I use eclipse on OS X 10.6. I have an MBP primarily because I write server-side Java and also Client-side C++ for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Granted, who the heck knows what Apple is doing these days, so I also share the worry about Apple's goals here.

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