"Java and Linux should have been a natural: on the one hand we
have a language that can run on any OS; on the other, an OS that
can be custom tailored to a vast range of computing needs."
"Should have been, would have been, could have been. Maybe
some day even will be. Today, however, the failure of Java to evoke
more than relatively mild interest in the Linux community is the
complex result of both philosophical and technical differences
between the Java and Linux communities and technologies."
"Where Java's missed the boat so far is in its acceptability to
the embedded community. ... Linux's real strength lies in embedded
widgetry of all ilks. In that market Linux is starting to make a
major dent in what had been a purely proprietary OS market.
Embedded Linux developers sneer at the footprint of a Java Virtual