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: Hmmm
by c816 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 09:02 UTC in reply to "Hmmm"
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2007-03-01

"*shakes head* Sun just doesn't get it - they keep pushing swing knowing full well the suckage factor that goes with using an interpreted GUI - the speed at which Swing applications are at, you might as well use GTK + Perl for all its worth. "

Interpreted GUI??? Java has used a JIT compiler since the late 90's. It beats Microsoft's CLR 2 (used by .NET 3.0). Mono has the worst JIT compiler around.
Look at the benchmarks. Java smokes Mono into the ground:

http://www.shudo.net/jit/perf/

For the record Swing painting has had hardware acceleration since JDK 1.4 released in early 2002. Swing on JDK 6 for Linux has a very efficient OpenGL drawing pipeline.

Please refrain from making comments about something you clearly know very little about.

Edited 2007-03-08 09:05

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