Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Dec 2011 17:05 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Java Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the "Operating System Distributor License for Java," means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only. Users who have the "sun-java-6" package installed on their system will see it removed via a future software update -- the exact date of which is "TBD."
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by martini on Mon 19th Dec 2011 17:59 UTC
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Can anybody explain me what is the big deal with this?

Oracle is removing the Java JRE to be distribuited in Linux. But it is promoting OpenJDK to be used instead of that.

I prefer OpenJDK since it is complete open source compared to Java JRE.

Is there a compatibility problem? is there any Oracle tricky commercial move where Java JRE is going to run better than OpenJDK?

What is the problem moving to OpenJDK?

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