> Map24 is a great Java map web site. It has maps of Europe and is basically like
> a free up-to-date version of AutoRoute.
> Right now it's actually the only reason I install the JVM into my web browser,
> because I don't use Java for anything else. I find the Sun JVM too obtrusive (it
> runs a app in the background and puts an icon in the corner), so I install the
> MSJVM. Very annoying that MS removed it!
I think it's a good thing MS removed it. Nowadays about 3 out of 4 new PC's get pre-installed with a recent JVM so there's no real need anymore for an oudated, non compatible VM (MS aren't even allowed to call it a JVM), imho.
A little icon in the systray can't really bother me that much although I also think they shouldn't have done it. And sure, there is a 'javaw.exe' running in the background if there's an applet on screen, what's the problem with that? The MSVM is running in the background too, isn't it?
> It used to be much simpler and quicker to access:
> Recently they 'improved' it, but of course they actually made it worse... :-(
> I think Map24 also powers the RAC route planner:
> It used to be if I was going to a place I would look at these sites in this
> But now that map24 got worse I actually use streetmap first. Shame because it's
> a great little interface for zooming around the country maps.
Thanks for the links :-)
I haven't seen Map24 earlier, but I think it's still pretty great!