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Re: Inferno marketing vs. Java marketing
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the Byte issue was interesting. the cover asks ``can Java replace Windows?''. the big `Java is portable' article includes a large inset box showing how each system gives different results on the same program. the smaller `Java is secure' article includes a half-page box at the bottom explaining how insecure it is, and how the security model will be redone in a later release. i think the phrase was `completely redone', but i can't check against the article until i get home. even that box is wrong as regards the degree of security provided by the JVM instruction design; i'll go into detail later. i'm also curious where the estimate of 200,000 Java programmers originally came from; i see that estimate quoted everywhere now. by the way, i was reading recently elsewhere that what Microsoft previously called the `J32 Java Virtual Machine' will now (apparently) be called the `Microsoft Virtual Machine'. ho ho ho.