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JVM not supported in future IE 6.0?

Dale DeMott
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
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What are your thoughts out there on this...,4586,2678702,00.html
Go to this article.. read the last part of it where it says...
Ross said Microsoft's decision not to include a Java Virtual Machine in its forthcoming Internet Explorer 6.0 Web browser--one of the terms of the settlement--spells trouble for anyone who believes in the "write once, run anywhere" potential of Java. A Java Virtual Machine is a software component that runs Java applications on different types of computers.
Is this true... Is microsoft thinking of not including the JVM in the upcoming Internet Explorer 6.0?

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.<br />Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Depressing, but somehow I would not be suprised.
It's the MicroSoft way.

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Peter Tran

Joined: Jan 02, 2001
Posts: 783
I have a feeling they'll give into what the user wants. If they take out Java in IE6.0, then the majority of users will switch to a browser that supports JAVA. If MS sees that they're losing a majority of the browser market because they don't support JAVA, then they'll change their ways. It's their modus operandi.
Manish Malik

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 19
Originally posted by Dale DeMott:
What are your thoughts out there on this...

Is this true... Is microsoft thinking of not including the JVM in the upcoming Internet Explorer 6.0?

Quite True as what the current scenario goes.
But this may change, as there has been no Official word from Microsoft confirming this decision. They know that Netscape and Opera still exist.


Val Dra
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 439
Although i am not a microsoft supporter , i know that they are no idiots . And if they will decide to go though with this they have something up their sleave

Val SCJP <BR>going for SCJD
Rob Acraman
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Joined: Dec 03, 2000
Posts: 89
What about the "one of the terms of the settlement" bit? Did Sun insist Microsoft remove its JVM (and if so, WHY??)
Are the settlement terms (or at least a summary) available anywhere online?
Dale DeMott
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
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I'm not sure what's going on.. All I know is that Sun called this one.. I think they shot themselves in the foot. UGH
Norman Spencer

Joined: Apr 20, 2002
Posts: 1
When I use Internet explorer 6 to access certain sites I am asked to download Jave Virtual machine I download it and after it downloads it, it says download and installation complete and successful but it still doesn't work. anyone else get this.Netscape 4.7 works fine.
Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
Go to your Control Panel, and find the Java-Plug-in 1.4.0 control, and double click it.
First, make sure you actually *have* this control panel. If you don't, you probably haven't installed it correctly. If it's there, go to the Browser tab and select the checkboxes for IE and Netscape.
Also make sure that on the Basic tab, you have the "Enable Java Plug-in" checkbox selected.
Hope this fixes it for you!

SCJP 1.4
Yoo-Jin Lee
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Joined: Nov 01, 2000
Posts: 119
I understand that it may be an inconvenience not to have a jvm already installed in IE. However, with the Java-plugin it's not that big a deal. Just provide a link for your users to install the plugin and tada! you have a jvm.

I agree. Here's the link:
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