This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
That's the point, the JVM is handling the issues with the os, so I can write one set of code and it will work in ANY properly built JVM. It is my application code that is platform independant, not the JVM or JRE.
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