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New twist in Microsoft Java feud

Following a federal judge's ruling against Microsoft in Sun's lawsuit against it, the giant will strip its Java virtual machine out of IE for Mac and Unix.

Following a federal judge's See related story:
Microsoft's holy war on Java 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
update Macintosh and Unix users will have to look to companies other than Microsoft for technology to run Java.

No problem, Microsoft says to ruling
update Company execs insist they won't have to jump through technology hoops to comply with the judge's Java decision.

Java suit fallout
roundup Microsoft says it will comply with the judge's ruling, developers disagree on whether the outcome is good or bad, and prosecutors say the decision will affect the DOJ case.