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Paul J. Lucas

Java is NOT the most-used language. It's also NOT the building block of modern IT applications. C was and remains king. Practically every piece of e-mail ever was and is handled by Sendmail or Postfix; many web pages are served by Apache; and the OS that's most-used in IT is Linux. All of these things are written in C.

Note that I am NOT saying which language is "better." I'm only disputing your claims about Java use.