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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Java on Desktop? NO!!!
by ThunderBug on Thu 8th Mar 2007 04:02 UTC
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Lots of reasons, and not to start a fire, but... Java on slower platforms is a mistake. Not everybody has a game machine. ...and Java is not the language the hype suggests. It gets pluses for GC and string overrun protection, but a lot of minuses in the arcane department. It is too heavyweight. The world is ready to move past C/C++/Java for desktop app development. Sorry if I offend, but that's how I see it. (No, I'm not MS. I'm a Python bigot. ;-)

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