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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RE: Java on Desktop? NO!!!
by Lobotomik on Thu 8th Mar 2007 07:43 UTC in reply to "Java on Desktop? NO!!!"
Lobotomik
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2006-01-03

I totally agree! The biggest changes in computing and in Linux usage are smartphones and, especially, the OLPC 100 computer. MILLIONS of users are going to be using hardware which is very low on resources, running Linux and GTK+.

OLPC users will use the platform to get reading and writing skills, as well as to learn programming. Java, and especially Swing, suck badly on this platform!

As for smartphones, the numbers might be higher, but the ratio of programmers will be a lot lower. In any case, a horrendous platform too for Java/Swing (and don't mention Java ME, because it is a joke that is useless for anything but the simplest games).

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