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Soon Windows with integrated Java

Soon Windows with integrated Java

As Microsoft announced, the next ServicePack for Windows XP will contain its own Java runtime environment JVM (Java Virtual Machine). Because of an antitrust lawsuit by SUN, Microsoft previously only offered this separately as a download option.

The antitrust lawsuit went It is about the fact that Sun has reproached Microsoft, the Redmond company is abusing its market leadership in operating systems to the detriment of the Java version of Sun. In order to finally create clarity and to have this annoying complaint off the table, Microsoft is now removing the download option from Windows XP and instead integrating the JVM directly into the first service pack for Windows XP planned for the second half of the year. As was further heard from Microsoft, Java will probably be completely dispensed with from 2004 onwards. Here, too, the reason in a lawsuit brought by Sun, which took Microsoft to court in 1997, because Microsoft allegedly violated a license agreement with regard to the Java programming language. After an agreement last year in January, in which Microsoft paid Sun US $ 20 million, Microsoft is now only allowed to use its own Java version until 2004.

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