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Part of the Microsoft Agreement

  When you download MS IE this is part of the agreement you click on. I
  couldn't make this stuff up! I think Microsoft should include this
  message along with the sale of NT while replacing Java with NT whereever
  it occurs. This is just in poor taste.
  7. NOTE ON JAVA SUPPORT.  The SOFTWARE PRODUCT may contain support for
  programs written in Java.  Java technology is not fault tolerant and  is
  not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as on-line
  control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe
  performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
  navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life
  support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of Java
  technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
  physical or environmental damage.
  Also in the contract:
  * Prohibition on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly.
  You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE
  PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly
  permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
  Also in the contract:
  DCOM95.  You may only use copies of the DCOM95 component on computer(s)
  for which you have licensed Microsoft Windows operating system
  What does this mean? Why is it necessary to mention DCOM95 in
                Christopher Pall
  Delphi Programmer & Western Michigan Student (CS)
                Kalamazoo MI USA