Re: Unsupported Linux/Alpha Software

Scott Serr (serrs@uffenham.isu.edu)
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 11:08:55 -0700 (MST)

It is very unfortunate that the Alpha flavor of Linux does not have the
same pull with commercial companies as does the Intel flavor...

I've come to the conclusion that Linux Alpha (and generally unsupported
platforms) should insist on getting java ported to it. Good examples
are popping up all over! HotJava... Corel Office for Java... I'm sure
the list will grow. Wouldn't it be nice to have a *nice* web browser
that is platform independent? Or a Office Suite that will run on
ALL the computers at the office? This would be great for sysadmins
like me that would like to play X-Bill all day.

And how hard is it to port Java to a given platform? If it takes
a couple guys about a year to get it to Linux.

How can Microsoft compete with apps that will run on *ALMOST* anything?

-Scott Serr

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