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 c816 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 09:25 UTC 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[3]: So Java is ahead....
by c816 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: So Java is ahead...."
c816 Member since:
2007-03-01

So... Why they haven't?

JAlbum: Java photo album app(looks a lot better than FSpot)
http://jalbum.net/skins/
Has been downloaded over 2 million times!

As for the others, I've never used Tomboy or beagle and I've never heard of banshee.

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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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