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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RE: So Java is ahead....
by pantheraleo on Thu 8th Mar 2007 03:16 UTC in reply to "So Java is ahead...."
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> 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. 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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