Ubuntu 7.04 was recently released, and is the first Linux distribution to include the Java SDK as a standard part of the Operating System. This is exciting news and goes to show that the effort put into open sourcing Java is starting to pay dividends. Being that Java was non-free before version 6, it was not included in any standard distributions (that I know of at least).
Now if only Apple would get their act together and ship a version of Java 6 which was final instead of the current Alpha which was last updated in September. Or even better, maybe Sun could actually produce a Java SDK for Mac OS– wouldn’t that be novel?