Following a federal judge's ruling against Microsoft this week in Sun's lawsuit against it, the giant will strip its Java virtual machine out of the Internet Explorer Web browser for Macintosh and Unix, according to a letter sent to IE licensees. Earlier, Microsoft said that Windows 98 users were unaffected by the decision, and that the company is "committed to supporting Java for all our customers."
Microsoft drops Java from IE for Mac, Unix
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