Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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by chicobaud on Wed 17th May 2006 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: _ º º _"
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they don't compare in any way to Java. Python is a nice scripting language but its in a different league.
No way is Python or TCL faster than Java.
Java is also cross platform.

Fast is fast, anywhere.
OK Java is on a different league, there is millions of Dollars backing it up.
(I don't work for Sun or any other company).
Never seen popular aplications made with Java. Seen plenty with other Lang (Red Hat installer is made with Python, other Linux config tools also use it). Python doesn't run on mobile phones like the Java Games do (they finaly found some use for the language ;)
Java has been better on speed lately (2 years) but swing not as much.
I don't want to get in a religious war here.

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by alfonso_pola on Wed 17th May 2006 03:04 in reply to "RE[4]: º º "
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I thought like you a week ago, but it seems java is a lot more popular than what a simple linux user would think. Java is like windows in the enterprise.

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Language Popularity
by chicobaud on Wed 17th May 2006 03:22 in reply to "RE[5]: º º "
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I think I know (knew).
Sun sells a lot of hardware with solaris for enterprise level (like ISPs, Banking, ...) and they (Sun) support Java integration and push it into the IT departments.

(Even the IRS online filling in my country has a Java web application, I always use the optional HTML version).

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