Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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So Java is ahead....
by atpires on Thu 8th Mar 2007 03:11 UTC
atpires
Member since:
2007-03-08

Yeah Mono is crap, look all this crap software...

http://beagle-project.org/Main_Page

http://banshee-project.org/index.php/Main_Page

http://f-spot.org/Main_Page

http://www.gnome.org/projects/tomboy/

Java is cool! We have.. Ahn.. Limewire? Azureus? Eclipse? Netbeans?

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RE: So Java is ahead....
by pantheraleo on Thu 8th Mar 2007 03:16 in reply to "So Java is ahead...."
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

> Java is cool! We have.. Ahn.. Limewire?
> Azureus? Eclipse? Netbeans?

I would add the desktop version (not the online version) of ThinkFree Office to that list, which in my mind, is a shining example of a truly excellent desktop Java application. It's responsive, fast, and looks great.

http://product.thinkfree.com/desktop/ if you want to check it out. It's not open source or free. But they do have a free evaluation version that is fully functional.

Anyway, I probably won't be following this thread anymore. I have a lot of other stuff to do... Like writing desktop software... In Java ;)

Edited 2007-03-08 03:19

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RE: So Java is ahead....
by c816 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 09:25 in reply to "So Java is ahead...."
c816 Member since:
2007-03-01

Java apps we have:

-JEdit
-JDiskReport
-Netbeans
-Eclipse
-Limewire
-Azureus
-Maple

What does mono have... Ah... beagle? banshee? fspot? tomboy? each of these apps could be written by a competent Java programmer in a weekend.

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RE[2]: So Java is ahead....
by atpires on Thu 8th Mar 2007 12:22 in reply to "RE: So Java is ahead...."
atpires Member since:
2007-03-08

So... Why they haven't?

Java is too much talk, to little action.

How many years it's been there? Where are the "killer" apps? Mono is new, and there it is, a lot of cool and useful apps and for LINUX. Isn't that kind of software that linux needs to convince the average Joe to switch ( or at least try it) ?

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RE[2]: So Java is ahead....
by wrah on Thu 8th Mar 2007 14:08 in reply to "RE: So Java is ahead...."
wrah Member since:
2006-09-29

You missed a bunch =)

Here are a few that come to mind off the top of my head:

Visual Thesaurus
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

Very cool application. Looks good too.

DbVisualizer
http://www.dbvis.com/

My favorite SQL editor hands down.

Oxygen XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com/

IMHO the best XML editor out there.

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