The Java Developer’s Journal , in an article by Hitesh Seth, says Mac OS X and Java make an excellent team. The latest version of the Java 2 platform (J2SE v1.3) is preinstalled in every Mac that ships with Mac OS X (and that’s all of the new ones).
“This dramatic shift in Apple’s strategy toward Java support in Mac OS could jump-start the deployment of Java-based applications and services on a user-friendly consumer operating system, specifically with the issues surrounding Java support in the new Microsoft operating system, Windows XP,” Seth writes.
The article reviews the features of Apple’s Java implementation and explores what makes Mac OS X a great operating system for the development and deployment of Java-based applications. However, you must be a Java Developer Journal subscriber to read it. Seth sums it up pretty well when he says that “OS X is what a lot of developers want — a familiar Unix-based core with a highly productive and great-looking user interface.”