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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Who said the war was over?
by redbarchetta on Thu 8th Mar 2007 21:13 UTC
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Almost every application we use at work is written in Java, either Swing or SWT. And these are third party applications not just things we write here... in fact I don't think we use a single application written in .NET... and this is a huge government contract with multiple venders... so what is this about Java having lost the battle for the Windows desktop???

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