It’s finally the end of the road for the 3.5″ floppy disk – PC World in the UK have announced they will no longer be selling blank 3.5″ floppy disks.
I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long – I can’t remember the last time I used a blank floppy for anything – if I’m not using some USB flash drive based device then the next thing is burning a CD or DVD.
Microsoft has been promoting the improved security of Vista as a major improvement compared with XP, but reviewers are suggesting this in itself is still not a compelling reason for most people to consider an upgrade.
Spencer F Katt speculates in his column in the January 15th copy of eWeek that Marc Fleury might be planning to leave JBoss, now part of Red Hat. Fleury has been out on paternity leave, and Katt believes that based on Fleury’s indication from a prior interview with eWeek in November, he is so disillusioned wuth Red Hat’s commitment (or lack of?) to JBoss, that he may not come back to the company.
In episode #99 of the Javaposse podcast, the group discussed how the Apple iPhone will be running full Mac OS X, and therefore not only should it be possible to run full OS X apps on the device, but this also likely means that a Java JM will be available. Since this device is more fully featured than any mobile device we’ve seen so far, will this mean it will run SE or ME?
There has been a number of posts and speculation, and a comment from Jobs as well, stating that Java would not be supported. Surely it would be a big mistake to not be able to cash in on the mobile Java apps market that has become so large over the last couple of years? ANyone know for certain whether Java will be supported?