Anonymous writes: The Register is reports:
Leopard may have 300 new features, but it's unable to run the latest version of Java, even though that same version is available for both Windows and Linux. Apple is also said to have pulled a beta version of Java 1.6 that had been available for Tiger. If true, that would mean the latest version of Java, which has been available for about a year, may not be available at all for Mac users. That's a big deal for some people. For one, version 1.6 included bug fixes and new functionality. And secondly, Java apps and applets developed using 1.6 won't run on Leopard, and possibly may not work even if a user reverts to Tiger. That would be a real slap in the face for developers who rely on their Mac to get work done.
Andrew writes: "The Register is the first major news site to bring to light Apple's apparent lack of support for Java SE 6 stating: "Leopard may have 300 new features, but it is unable to run Java SE 6 (aka 1.6), even though that same version is available for both Windows and Linux. That has taken some Mac users by surprise, including some on this user forum on Apple's website. Several users there say 1.6 is so central to the development work they do on a daily basis that they will be forced to use an OS other than Leopard if it remains incompatible." — Here's to hoping Apple will surprise us all this week with a final version via Software Update..."
greginnj writes: "David Hanson is a robotics engineer in Texas who has built a prototype robot baby modeled after his own young son Zeno. He currently builds and sells customizable robotic heads; according to TFA, consumer versions of baby Zeno should be available in the next three years for less than $300."