Over and above the spat with Sun Microsystems Inc on its Java contract, Microsoft Corp says Activator – see separate item in top stories section – lacks integration with the browser which both Internet Explorer and Navigator offer and says Sun’s virtual machine is slower than its own. It says Java is at best a second tier issue in the browser market and points to major web sites that are pulling Java from their sites. Even Sun has removed the Java applet from its own home page and is using DHTML instead. (It has, we looked). It rather cheekily adds the rider We welcome Sun to the ActiveX community.
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