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: Ehhh?
by ronaldst on Thu 8th Mar 2007 17:10 UTC in reply to "Ehhh?"
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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.

There are no such thing as "slave companies." Java had it's chance for it's place in desktop apps and Sun blew that it. All those years of encountering Java applets them made the average user dislike Java. And reinforce the notion that Java is slow as molasse. Don't go blaming another for Sun's grotesque incompetence.

And about MS and what people program in... Visual BASIC caught on like wildfire because it was/is the best out there. It still is unmatched. MS took an unknown product and turned it into a tour de force. Most VB's competitors (CA-Realize, IBM Visual Age for BASIC) gave up. Delphi is MIA. For languages/compilers, no one outdoes MS. They're still the best.

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