Microsoft Wins Appeal Against Including Java with Windows

Looks like the appeals court throw out the ruling that would have completed Microsoft to include Sun’s Java VM in their products. Interesting timing since DELL, Compaq and other PC makers just announced deals with Sun where they will include the Sun JVM as part of software packages installed on new PC’s.

Does this really even matter? Isn’t most Java development done in the corporate environment? Does the regular non-technical user that’s just surfing really missing out on anything because his/her version of IE doesn’t include the latest VM? Aren’t applets from the Internet consumption side really dead? I guess I just don’t see this as a big deal.