Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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JVM needs to talk to the VMM
by msundman on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:01 UTC
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There still needs to be better communication between the JVM and the VMM. Now when the JVM starts doing a full sweep GC it starts accessing a lot of pages that might be swapped out to disk. This thrashing often causes delays of several seconds, which isn't acceptable in a normal desktop application where the reaction-within-0.1-seconds UI rule holds.
(In fact, I've seen IDEA do a GC for one hour, but I guess that's another story.)

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