Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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Re: Sun, Solaris, Linux and the Corporate Desktop
by Yama on Tue 19th Nov 2002 11:59 UTC

rajan r: Sun should push GTK+ over Java because Java gives Sun little competitive egde in terms of their OS. Unless a product needs to be available at other platforms, I don't see any reason why it should be in Java. It isn't the fastest thing around.

Java is a language. GTK+ is a toolkit. You can't replace one with the other because they are different things. If you mean that Sun should push GTK+ over Swing/SWT (which are native Java toolkits) then you may have a point, but I don't think you meant that.