Apple right to stop shipping Java: http://j.mp/byejava. Made same decision in IE5/Mac 10 years ago. longlink: http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#releasenotes/Java/JavaSnowLeopardUpdate3LeopardUpdate8RN/NewandNoteworthy/NewandNoteworthy.html More in Macrumors: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/21/apple-discontinuing-java-installation-packages-for-mac-os-x/ Java is nothing but dead-end enterprise maintenance at this point. http://ttk.me/t47v1 http://twitter.com/t/status/3249929969 Also, suing (Sun, Oracle) other companies (Microsoft, Google) is not how you make something (Java) succeed as an open standard of any sort, not the least with industry innovators and leaders. See aformentioned @lessig critique of legal system vs. innovation: http://tantek.com/2010/300/t2/sorkin-vs-zuckerberg-random-inefficient-law-tax I wonder when Google will abandon Java in platforms and just use a combination of ever improving Open Web App Platform support and native client interfaces, e.g. like mozilla.com/mobile Firefox 4 beta uses on Android.