Unix must have a stable, fast Java VM
brian.burton at burton-computer.com
Wed Apr 16 09:36:30 PDT 1997
Steve Zara wrote:
> Bryan Mann wrote:
> > Joaquin wrote in a previous message:
> > >
> > >
> > > Also, what about DOS? Java is important for DOS users and this could help
> > > supplant Microsoft's wedge in the market. Sun has announced a JavaPC
> > > program, but they are going to charge a $100 per user. I think this is
> > > criminal especially in contrast to what Java represents.
> > >
What does Java represent? Platform independence and good OO design
mostly. Java has nothing to do with freeware. It never has.
Freeware implementations will be a Good Thing and will unleash a
tremendous amount of creative energy. But Sun's interest in supporting
Java is purely commercial. They'll only go where the money is.
BTW, the product Joaquin mentioned (JavaPC) is intended as a replacement
for DOS. It allows an old 486 to become a network computer (NC). At
least that's my understanding. In that respect, $100 is cheap since it
allows a company to upgrade an "obsolete" PC into a NC rather than
buying a new NC for $700-$1500. It's not intended for individuals.
Brian Burton Custom Software Development
Burton Computer Corporation Java, C++, Orbix, Tuxedo
brian.burton at burton-computer.com OO Consulting and Mentoring
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