Re: Unsupported Linux/Alpha Software

Al Potter (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 14:54:24 -0500

> 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?

Methinks Scott has a point here.

If Apps are written in Java and java will run on all flavors of Linux, doesn't
that obviate the need for different binary versions of the applications?

Netscape: WAKE UP!


|  Al Potter                               Systems Analyst, Unix SysAdmin  |
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