Well I have to use Microsoft VM because my the company I work for is
unwilling to upgrade to SUN java... for whatever reason! I am not going to
quit my job just because MS cant or wont upgrade their older software to be
compatible. I work for a fortune 20 company, and they probably spent
millions on MS Java, and like so many other companies, they dont see a need
to upgrade what has been working, to make it work on a new OS. After all, MS
should be making it EASIER to move over to a new OS, and not harder! I make
way too much money to want to get a different job... at this time....
That being said, If I cant get VISTA to work with what I need, I will just
have to either dualboot XP or not get VISTA at all and stay with XP! Its as
simple as that!
So if MS wants my business, and that of others, they have to be more willing
to get their act together and make Vista more backward compatible with
programs that at least work with XP. After all, more than 60% of people are
using XP, and probably will for the next 2 years...
> Dude - find another job. How many years has it been that the MS JVM has been
> unsupported? I'm thinking at least 3 but maybe 5. This seems like an IT
> organization that is either incompetent or completely out of control.
> Neither can signal a good future.
> As another alternative just in case something is keeping you from securing
> your future, get your new Vista system and run XP (or 98) in a Virtual
> Machine to support this legacy system.
> "Jacob2000" <Jacob2000@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I need to get a new pc for work purposes, and my employer still uses the
> > Microsoft java for its servers. I can not get SUN JAVA to work (I have
> > tried
> > and had my companies techsupport email me the Microsoft java instead to
> > get
> > onto the servers). Does vista still have the old microsoft java in it, or
> > available to download? Will the old Microsoft java that works on XP work
> > on
> > Vista? I can not risk loosing thousands of dollars not knowing this
> > answer
> > and taking the chance on VISTA, without knowing for sure that I will be
> > able
> > to do this. Thanks...