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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Java, Nov 20, 2003.
Oh this is just so good news:
Read the article here
Too bad they didn't go for Darwin.
Java as a desktop OS? I hope it runs faster than Java apps in OS X...
Java is not an operating system and the Java Desktop System is not just Java. If they wanted, they could have put it together using Darwin for x86, but they'd still need Star Office and various other things to run.
Urg, I've uses that.
It was Horrible Slow.
Omg... so slow for everything...
The OS like bottlenecked everything... it was absurd.
They should have gone with some Friendly Chinese-Linux.
Communism... Everything distrubuted Equally (in theory) ... Open Source...
Ring a bell?
Linux is already very popular in China. Possibly second only to illegal copies of Windows.
Oh, well then...
Well, it is using some Linux underneath the visual layer. However, Linux itself doesn't really support Asian languages particularly well. That's where Java comes to the rescue. Since Java supports Unicode, it's a natural at handling Simplified or Traditional Chinese, as well as Korean and Japanese, and even western languages.
Linux doesn't use Unicode? Damn, this thread is messing with my brain