Feeds

Sun lines up more Java support on the PC

50 per cent done

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Sun Microsystems had added five new PC makers to its list of Java supporters, as the company continues it attempt to secure the software on the desktop.

Acer, Gateway, Toshiba, Samsung and Tsinghua Tongfang are the latest OEMs agreeing to ship Sun's JVM with their computers. This group joins Dell, HP and Apple, which signed deals earlier in the year. Sun now claims to have close to 50 per cent of the PC market Java-enabled.

Sun's push to attract PC makers to Java comes as a result of Microsoft's refusal to ship the software. Microsoft pulled Java out of its Windows XP shipments earlier this year.

Given the widespread use of Java on Web sites, Microsoft's stance here seems to go against its "we listen to the user" claims. Sun and Microsoft are fierce enemies, but if the folks in Redmond were truly concerned about the end user experience, they would bite the bullet and ship the Java code.

Sun executives suggest that the OEMs reached a breaking point in their Java support. It took a while for them to go against Microsoft's wishes but once a couple of major PC makers - i.e. HP and Dell - signed on, the path was cleared for the rest of the crew. Expect Sony to follow suit in due course. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'
Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.