Judge orders MS to carry Sun's Java

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  1. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

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  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    And it's probably being appealed this very minute.[​IMG]
     
  3. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    The Java and .NET wars...

    Yeah, this stuff is interesting.

    I'm not exactly sure why Sun sued. :confused:

    Last time I checked:

    1. Microsoft signs Java agreement with Sun.
    2. Microsoft produces better runtime [at least for 1.1].
    3. Microsoft adds extensions for Windows-only development (J++, etc.) that are completely optional. Or did they "fool" developers into thinking that a standard Java call is compiled to a non-native Java bytecode and therefore incompatible.
    4. Sun sues Microsoft
    5. Sun offers settlement, terminates future licenses, imposes a deadline on distributing the old Java runtime.
    6. Microsoft says "screw you" and removes the Java runtime really quick. [big mistake by Sun, IMO, that's letting Microsoft have its own way with .NET]
    7. Sun whines and "disowns" Microsoft.
    8. Microsoft thinks .NET runtime is ready for consumption en masse for Windows XP's Service Pack 1. They add .NET as an optional component as in, not required at all--yet.
    9. Sun is infuriated. They demand Microsoft to include Sun's version of Java
    10. The judge agrees with Sun and forces Microsoft to carry Sun's JRE.

    Now, where am I wrong? In my opinion, neither sides are playing good.
     

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