China buys Sun, not Microsoft

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  1. Java macrumors regular

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    Oh this is just so good news:

    Read the article here

     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Java as a desktop OS? I hope it runs faster than Java apps in OS X...
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    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.
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    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.

    Hello ...

    Communism... Everything distrubuted Equally (in theory) ... Open Source...

    Hello?
    Ring a bell?

    :confused:
     
  6. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    Linux is already very popular in China. Possibly second only to illegal copies of Windows.
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Oh, well then...
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    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.
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Linux doesn't use Unicode? Damn, this thread is messing with my brain :(
     

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