Imagine a world without Java
Not easy, when you've got XP
Microsoft's attempt to beat Java into extinction could take some time, as this wee anecdote shows.
The Norwood, Massachusetts-based software asset management firm Corporate Software, a key Microsoft partner, is running an online seminar on Visual Studio .NET today. It's hosted by Sam Henry, technical product manager for Visual Studio.
Unfortunately to register you need a Java-based browser.
Which, if you're running Windows XP out of the box, or have upgraded to Internet Explorer 6.0, leaves you out in the cold.
You can of course download a Java-compatible VM, but that's not really how the .NET vision should work.
It's a footnote, for sure, but an indication of the task that the .NET strategy faces in creating a world without Java. ®