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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Ehhh?
by fithisux on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:18 UTC
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"Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop"

Have you heard about imageJ / jlGui / Jdistro (not developed anymore sighh!!!) and a bunch of useful apps. There is Harmony / BlueTooth APIs and you can wrap many native things in java. And you have good mingw+java cooperation. C# is crap. And there is no Project Looking Glass for it. I must admit Visual Hash and Paint dot.net are useful, but couldn't they be written in Java?

The war has never started because MS and Slave Companies are forced to use C#. They will also use D#,E#,F#,G# and H# if MS orders it. But open source developers is the battlefield, and freshmeat/sourceforge give an indication.

Java 1.6 + Scriping interfaces is just a dream for a Windows developer. I wish hardware was also crossplatform like Java.

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