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Java In the midst of the dual events Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne (overshadowed, of course, by the iPhone event) Oracle took a number of steps that show that they still care about making a go of Java on the desktop.
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Why is Java 'wrong' on the desktop?
by MacMan on Sat 8th Oct 2011 13:11 UTC
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The vast majority of Windows apps are written with .Net, which is basically the same type of system as Java (memory managed byte code runs in a jit'ed env).

So, why is .Net great for desktop apps, but Java is considered bad?

Personally, the app I use 90% of the time is Eclipse (for C++/Python/Fortran) and I think its fantastic.

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