Sometimes, I dont even know why I bother replying to you. I dont think you live in the real world.
It doesnt matter what you personally think about Microsoft's tablets and phones, people do and will make applications for them using .Net, and do you honestly think all those VB.NET and c# devs hired into do the work on those apps will use anything but the tools and languages they know? And, why would MS want a JVM running on their ecosystem anyway?
Lets get back to Android for a second, you do realise that this OS is written in C, dont you? You also realise that the applications written for it wouldnt be considered ubiquitous Java?
To say that Java running on Linux is faster is one of the most ridiculous comments I have ever heard - have you ever worked in an environment where software written in Java is just assumed to "work faster"? Have you ever had to sit through implementation sessions going over performance tests and their results to see which runs faster where and why? By your comments, I find it hard to believe you have.
VB 6 is still as much a pain in the ass as it has ever been, there are still legions of VB6 contract devs out there all working slavishly away either maintaining code that people are too scared to dump, or migrating it over to VB.Net - yes, there are places that chose to start over, quite a lot in fact. I would posture that probably 60% of those who made that choice went over to Java, the rest to c#.
To close, I worked at the LSE as a subcontractor for a consultancy brought in to sort out the problems that they were having with TradElect, my job there was to answer some questions surrounding the use of Haskell and (you are going to have a fit over this) f#. The custom version of Linux that the LSE uses barely touches Java. This was in 2009/10.
I know you like to use the LSE debacle as your soapbox, and well you should. It was the best example of why people shouldnt use outdated tech to run globally important businesses, you did know TradElect ran on Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2000 at the end of 2008, didnt you?
You are in danger of being lumped into the same box as AmanFromMars if you keep up this strange, ultra-zealous Linux (and now Java, oddly) angle. Maybe you should take some time to learn about the things you hate before you try to take them apart, you may change your opinions.