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    Bill Gates worst fears realized!!

    from the sf chronicle today.

    In a move that could weaken Microsoft's monopoly on the desktop, a federal judge said Monday that he will order the software giant to include Sun Microsystems' Java -- a technology Bill Gates once said "scares me to death" --

    in every copy of Windows XP.

    ....If the emergency order survives the appeals expected from Microsoft, it will be easier for software developers to create programs capable of running on both Windows PCs and other computer platforms, including competing operating desktop systems such as the Mac OS and Linux.

    As a result, both consumers and corporations would be more likely to consider competitors to Windows if the applications they want to use run equally well on alternative systems.

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    and how many java programs do you currently utilize? 0? i think bill gates can rest easy.

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    ... java itself, i hope it will not be the microsfot version of it!!!(like in past)
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    Re: Bill Gates worst fears realized!!

    Originally posted by Ed Spruiell
    ....he will order the software giant to include Sun Microsystems' Java
    :') I assume its not the Micro$haft Version.

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    ...ordering Microsoft to include Sun's latest version of Java in its operating system, rather than the 6-year-old, Microsoft-modified version now included.
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    I know its a little off topic but, Dose anyone have a darned bottle of pesticide? There are rumors of an annoying butterfly flying around the net.

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    Micro$haft is appealing the Java Ruling.

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    i could have sworn they went through this with the java orders a long while ago....

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