Java with MSN Toolbar The next time you download Java from Sun website, you’ll be offered the MSN toolbar for Internet Explorer as well.

This is part of a new deal between Sun and Microsoft to promote Windows Live Search and other Microsoft products like Hotmail and Live Messenger among Internet users who have Java on their desktops.

An interesting part of the deal is that Microsoft has decided to distribute MSN Toolbar with Java and not the more recent Windows Live Toolbar – I guess this is because MSN Toolbar includes Silverlight and Microsoft is certainly looking for ways to push their "Flash killer" on Windows desktops.

And in case you missed it, Google is no longer distributing StarOffice with Google Pack that also included the Java Runtime Environment.