Sun Launches 'Plan B'

Sun Launches ‘Plan B”. Sun is going to work harder to get PC OEMs and endusers to install their JVM. Duh. This should have been their plan A all along. Obviously PC OEMs are willing to ship a lot of software — look at all the shovelware that comes on a new PC. The fact that they haven’t been willing to ship the JVM is really telling — it is saying that a Java VM is more useless than every other piece of cruddy software that they ship — this is truly stunning given the quality of some of the shovelware. Sun should listen to OEMs and build a few Java apps that actually solve some interesting OEM problems, and then every OEM would take the apps and the VM.