Microsoft Trying to Purge Java

By Deane Barker on December 6, 2003

Announcement: Upcoming Content Revision to MSDN Subscriber Downloads: Microsoft is going to stop distributing a whole slew of programs in the wake of the Java settlement. It’s trying to purge itself of anything that uses the current JVM.

Due to a settlement agreement reached in January 2001, the following products are being phased out and will no longer available to customers through MSDN Subscriber Downloads or other channels at Microsoft. These products will be removed from MSDN Subscriber Downloads as of December 15th, 2003.

The list includes some big hitters in the Microsoft lineup: Outlook 2000, SQL Server 7, Windows 98, amd Visual Studio 6 to name but four.