MZ Reader James Russell On MS and Mozilla
Saturday November 6th, 1999
Reader James Russell has contributed a great opinion piece evaluating Judge Jackson's findings of fact and the effect that Microsoft's activities have had on Netscape and the creation of the Mozilla project. Click "Full Article" below to read more.
#7 Write Once, Run Anywhere.
Sunday November 7th, 1999 8:44 PM
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One of the big points of this whole fiasco was that Microsoft tried to prevent anyone from attaining the goal of write once run anywhere.
Netscape was a threat, Java was a threat and Intel became a threat when they were going to support such technologies.
There is still one unotouched technology that can acheive this goal and it's owned by a company many people don't like. That company is Apple.
The Yellow Box, Cocoa, whatever you want to call the NeXT Object oriented stuff; I beleive can do what Java set out to do. The only problem is the developer community, whom I'm not a part of and know little about, needs to get Apple to release this stuff freely or at very little cost.
The more I read about this technology the more I hope Apple doesn't screw it up. There is hope, seeing as Apple is bascily being run by all the key people from NeXT. I can only guess their goals haven't changed, just the way in which they are carried out.
Mac OS is supposed to be more like NeXTstep with Mac OS X and very early screenshots I've seen support that. Perhaps NeXT's goals are still a priority in Cupertino.
Do I just not get it since I'm not a programer? Am I totaly off base?