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Who has Java installed in their browser these days? IME nobody, so where do you get these numbers from?
Dirac vs. Theora
Posted Apr 2, 2009 7:11 UTC (Thu) by gmaxwell (subscriber, #30048)
It is true that Java penetration is in decline but it still ships as a standard pre-installed component on many systems and it is still is required for access to many business web applications. While the geekerati still hate Java, as they always have, Joe sixpack simply doesn't care. For all the same reasons that he has Flash he has Java. (and, in any case, Theora in Flash 10 VM appears completely possible if anyone cares to do it
Vorbis is already done)
Posted Apr 10, 2009 11:49 UTC (Fri) by robbe (guest, #16131)
Niiice argument. Do you have details (or a link thereto)? I confess, I'd
have questioned your statement (a little less belligerently), had not
DonDiego beat me to it.
> While the geekerati still hate Java, [...]
I think this mainly a thing of the past. It's FOSS goodness now, and the
alternatives are much worse.
Still, I fear that the decline of the Java applet will only accelerate.
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