Just to add my perspective on the whole Java 6 on OS X debate:
I've decided not to wait for Apple to come up with a Java 6 release.
Furthermore, despite Landon Fuller's heroic efforts, I don't see any
stable, reliable, and especially, complete version of Java 6 on the
horizon for OS X. Also, I need to be able to try out new Sun
innovations like the Consumer JRE with the "N" Java 6 update. I can't
do that on OS X. My career depends that I stay up to date with the
latest Java technologies, and I can't do that with a Mac anymore.
Therefore, I'm shopping for a new PC. The only reason I don't have
one yet is that I have a fanatical aversion to paying for a Windows
license, which means I have to spend longer to find a reliable beige
box dealer who will sell me a naked PC, and make sure that all the
component parts are Linux compatible. Also, there are no reliable
retailers that I know of in Canada that sell powerful enough machines
with Linux pre-installed. Still, I'll hopefully have my new box by
the new year.
As Linux/FreeBSD/OpenSolaris improve further, I'll probably find
myself gradually moving away from the Mac platform.
There's no point in being angry or complaining further about Apple's
Java 6 policy. It's time for me to do what's in my best interests.
My career comes first, and whatever admiration I have for Apple
hardware and software comes second.
"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer
light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal
clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth."
- Mohandas Gandhi
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