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cowwoc
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What's wrong with this picture? The Windows 7 Beta download site [1] uses a Java Applet.

Yes, you heard me: Microsoft is using a Java applet to distribute Windows! I'm keeping my eyes open for flying pigs.

[1] http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx

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rogyeu
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screen3.png is the Applet in action.

I guess the Java Applet allows different OSes to use the download manager to download Win 7, that's why it is used. Java cross platform rocks!

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demonduck
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Could this possibly mean that W7 is going to ship with Java installed?

If I believed in God, I'd be praying right now...

cowwoc
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> Could this possibly mean that W7 is going to ship
> with Java installed?
>
> If I believed in God, I'd be praying right now...

You know what is even more shocking? Windows7 might actually not suck.

I installed it under Sun VirtualBox with 512MB ram and shockingly the thing didn't load for 20 minutes after I finished logged in. That's been my pet peeve with Windows Vista for the past couple years and it seems that they finally fixed it.

suryad
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> > Could this possibly mean that W7 is going to ship
> > with Java installed?
> >
> > If I believed in God, I'd be praying right now...
>
> You know what is even more shocking? Windows7 might
> actually not suck.
>
> I installed it under Sun VirtualBox with 512MB ram
> and shockingly the thing didn't load for 20 minutes
> after I finished logged in. That's been my pet peeve
> with Windows Vista for the past couple years and it
> seems that they finally fixed it.

Yeah I installed Windows 7 x64 on VirtualBox with a gig of ram allocated to it and install took about 15 min from firing up the install process to actually turning on the IE and hitting the internet! That was quite quick! I actually like it quite a lot!

rogyeu
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Interesting! On my XP, if I use IE, it asks me if I want to install an Active X version of Akamai download manager. But if I use FireFox, it loads the Java version of Akamai download manager.

Attached are a few screenshots. screen1.png is the download page that mentions Java Applet is used. Screen 2 is when the Applet is loading.

Good find cowwoc!

-- RY

jwenting
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so Akamai has an ActiveX installer for IE and a Java installer for FF.
It's not Microsoft using Java but Akamai.

demonduck
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I didn't see any applets. What do I do to see applets?