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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RE[5]: º º
by alfonso_pola on Wed 17th May 2006 03:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: º º "
alfonso_pola
Member since:
2005-10-11

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.
Look: http://www.dedasys.com/articles/language_popularity.html

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Language Popularity
by chicobaud on Wed 17th May 2006 03:22 in reply to "RE[5]: º º "
chicobaud Member since:
2005-08-14

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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RE: Language Popularity
by Angel on Wed 17th May 2006 07:31 in reply to "Language Popularity"
Angel Member since:
2005-07-07

You have no clue what you are talking about. Moving along...

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