Wednesday, June 19, 2002
WSJ.com - Microsoft Agrees to Support Java In Windows Operating Systems "Analyst David Smith, of the Stamford, Conn., research firm Gartner Inc., said Microsoft likely reinstituted support for its version of Java partly because of potential bad publicity tied to its original decision to keep Java out of Windows XP -- and because the company might want to curry favor with the judge in its antitrust case. ... "They want to be seen as making concessions one way or the other," Mr. Smith said. "This could be seen by people who don't understand the issue as a major concession ... but nobody should interpret this as a real change in strategy. Microsoft has not all of the sudden gotten Java religion."