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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.

The seminar can be found here, and a JavaLobby discussion here.

It's a footnote, for sure, but an indication of the task that the .NET strategy faces in creating a world without Java. ®

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