This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm studying the Console class for the OCPJP 6 exam. K&B says that the Console class was added to the exam for Java 6.
I don't see why we need the console class. It seems to be a combination of System.in and System.out. Why not just use the System class. Why is the console class so important that it was added to the exam?