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Double standard in JVM furor

A reader writes that Microsoft doesn't owe Sun Microsystems any favors in regard to the Java Virtual Machine.


Double standard in JVM furor

In response to the Aug. 22 column by Scott McNealy, "The masters of spin are at it again":

What about Adobe and Macromedia? Should Microsoft be forced to load these applications with the OS just because a critical mass uses them as well?

The JVM is a double standard. Microsoft owes it no more favors than it does to Adobe or Macromedia. People will just have to download and install it themselves, just like you have to with Adobe and Macromedia.

Nathan Plant
Research Triangle Park, N.C.