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Editorial: The Great Java-WinXP Question

by Kieron Murphy

The recent revelation that Microsoft will end its practice of pre-loading Java technology into its new operating systems and browsers has left developers scratching their heads. Does this mean the end is near for this network programming platform?

A news story in the New York Times of November 23, 1995 said that IBM had just licensed the then new Java technology under construction from Sun and that if Microsoft followed suit there would be little standing in the way of the language's future succ

This article was originally published on Wednesday Jul 25th 2001
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