GNU Java vs. Sun Java: What's the difference, what is better?

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Dec 25 19:20:27 UTC 2006

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> On 23/12/06, Martin Marcher <martin.marcher at> wrote:
>> Am 22.12.2006 um 20:01 schrieb Dotan Cohen:
>> > What are the differences between the GNU and Sun Javas? I know that
>> > Sun invented Java and that it was just made open source. But what I
>> > need to know are what are the differences from a user's perspective?
>> referencing your next sentence you are not a normal user (university
>> work) most users don't even know what java is. And if your university
>> expects you to do homework/seminar/whatever work in java, save
>> yourself the hassle and use Sun's java.
> Oh, university work is not considered normal? I didn't think so, either :)
> I think that most people do in fact know what java is, at least those
> who know what a mouse is, and what Firefox is. I don't consider the
> uneducated-and-don't-want-to-learn as normal users.

Huh?  _educated_ people still can't seem to grasp the difference between
Java and Javascript.  So, no, normal users don't generally have a clue what
Java is.  "Normal" users don't have a clue what programming languages are,
because "normal" users don't program.


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