JavaLobby: Desktop Java and Desktop Linux: A Match Made in Heaven?
Mar 08, 2007, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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.
Indeed, many of them already have. In addition, the more ardent GPL
supporters who have traditionally shunned Java can now embrace it
as a first class citizen of the OSS world. Besides licensing Java
under the GPL, The Swing team at Sun has also been hard at work
improving the look and feel on the Linux desktop in Java 6..."