Linked by snydeq on Fri 29th Jan 2010 15:59 UTC
Java Any doubts regarding Oracle's stewardship of Java were dispelled yesterday, as Ellison and company have made it clear that they are very interested in making Java an even stronger alternative to .Net, writes Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister. "We have the money to invest in Java, because Java is a very profitable business for us already," said Ellison, whose plan for integrating Sun technology is ambitious, serving an even more ambitious goal: to create a soup-to-nuts tech juggernaut akin to IBM in the 1960s. Java will remain a key component of this push, with a new Java runtime, greater modularity, better support for non-Java languages, improved performance, and multicore-optimized garbage collection in the works, McAllister writes. Also revealed are plans to unify the Java SE and Java ME programming models and APIs and to enable JVM to run natively on hypervisors, allowing developers to run multiple Java instances on a single virtualized server.
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RE: My 2c
by Kebabbert on Sat 30th Jan 2010 10:43 UTC in reply to "My 2c"
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I prefer Java apps to .NET apps, because I use several Operating Systems. Sure, if I only used Windows, then I would be content with .NET apps. But I prefer to use the same app, on several platforms.

Also, .NET is more a desktop thing, on Windows. Java is can be run/runs on every OS (it is open and portable): Windows/Mac OS X/Unix/Linux/etc. It runs on Mainframes, super computers, down to Mobile phones, BluRay, etc. I am trying to say that Java is much much more widespread than .NET. That, I like.

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