Re: apple Sauced again

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From: Antoun Nabhan (
Date: Wed Nov 08 2000 - 10:37:05 PPET

At 02:07 PM 11/6/00 -0800, Wilfredo Sanchez wrote:
> > Sharp-eyed beta testers of Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X, have
> > noticed that the pre-release software supports mice featuring more than
> > one button.

Dopey and bleary-eyed beta testers like us, on the other hand, have noticed
that the alleged support for Java 2 in the OS X JVM is complete hype at
worst and incomplete at best. Our development team sez, and I can't find
anything to contradict them, that there is *no* Java 2 JVM, browser plugin
or otherwise, for Mac OS prior to X. This, despite the fact that the Java 2
spec has been out for the better part of a year now, and Apple is
positioning itself such that Net-delivered applications are its great white

I'm kind of hoping that one of the FoRKtines verbally pimp-slaps me and
tells me that such a JVM does exist, or at least that we installed OS X
wrong, but (for once, and perhaps the only time!) my hunch is it won't happen.
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