Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Apr 2, 2012 9:17 UTC (Mon) by khim
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Maybe one of the undisclosed conditions of Microsoft's life-saving investment in Apple back in the day was that Apple would backstab Sun on the Java issue.
I sincerely doubt it. Steve said it best himself: the Apple's motto is we cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers. Of course it means that all other developers are at mercy of Apple which is hypocrisy of highest caliber, but this is how Apple operates.
This meant that they must make sure there will be as few Java-based programs on MacOS as possible. No need to create insane Apple/Microsoft conspiracies (Microsoft backstabbed Apple exactly when five years passed as expected thus I doubt Apple and Microsoft had any obligations after that point).
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