Can Java just shoot me?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sat Nov 24 18:12:59 UTC 2007

Knute Johnson wrote:
>> Chris G wrote:
>>> [snip me not liking Java and you saying it's the way to do something]
>>> OK, you have a case where Java is useful/necessary, that doesn't mean
>>> that *many* (or even most) uses of Java in web applications are good
>>> and necessary.
>>> Fundamentally I don't think we disagree!  :-)
>> I disagree.  Usable java is the way out of monopoly control of web 
>> browsers (and hardware as well).  It's unfortunate that alternative 
>> operating systems haven't worked to provide it.
> It works on Windows, Linux and Solaris and Apple (more or less)  With 
> Sun's version going open source I expect to see many more in the near 
> future.

It works as an application if you go get Sun's version in spite of the 
effort to provide incompatible versions in the distributions.  So far I 
haven't seen the solution to the 64-bit browser plugin for Linux.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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