-Serial I/O is more arcane then PPP.
-It is a bad idea to program a Java Serial I/O application that runs inside SUSE running inside VMWare running on Windows, then making use of USB<->Serial adapters, that connect to external serial modems.
-Java Serial Communications API could be vastly improved.
Oh yah, still no word from Sun. Guess since I don't smell like a Forturne 1000 company I won't get any notice.