Desktop Linux Showdown - IcedTea Java Implementation

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2007-11-27 Print this article Print
Desktop Linux Showdown - IcedTea Java Implementation
Ubuntu and Fedora both offered me the option of installing a Sun OpenJDK (Java Development Kit)-fortified GCJ (GNU Compiler for Java) plug-in for my Java needs, but after having trouble with certain applets, I switched back to Suns non-free JRE (Java Run
OpenSUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora are three of the most popular and innovative Linux distributions available. But do their latest versions-OpenSUSE 10.3, Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8-and the enterprise Linux distributions they foreshadow deserve a spot on your orga
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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