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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On a low memory machine (under 256 MB) I would probably hesitate to use a java GUI application, but not a cli one.
I'd be curious if that's limited to Swing or if it includes SWT as well? It appears to me that SWT applications eat about 20MB minimally (rought estimate, probably varies quite a bit on different platforms) which is actually fairly competitive with C# application sizes.

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