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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Not a comendable analysis
by lazywally on Thu 8th Mar 2007 01:30 UTC
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With the open sourcing of Java under the GPL, Sun has removed that final barrier to entry, since all of the performance, or "it doesn't look native" arguments are no longer valid.

How does a switch to GPL invalidate performance issues?

And this "Mono lagging behind MS .NET" logic doesnt make sense to me either. Just write for Mono an be assured that your code runs on Mono and .NET.

Slightly biased . . .

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