Offlate the number of applications that Im starting to use are Java Based. Be it my PVCS Client or WSAD/Eclipse or CleverCactus. As Sun has embarked on a java Desktop initiative doesnt it make more sense to start thinking about a Java OS? I digged around and realised that there were 2 efforts
While Microsoft is happily coding away its new OS with C#, what has SUN been upto? Trying to create its own distribution for Linux!(Project Mad Hatter) I dont get it! Looks like SUN has totally given up the idea.Would it not make sense for IBM to jump in? SWT seems to be emerging as a standard for developing GUI Applications( Even SUN has decided to JOIN eclipse!). Or does the idea of creating a Java OS absurd? I find more applications being written in java. It takes about 6-8 years for an OS to establish itself. So someone has to make a start now. Here are some applications that one would need
- Browser – Jazilla
- Instant Messaging – Jabber Client
- Groupware client – Glow
- Office application suite – ??
- Media player -??
- Telnet – JavaSSH
- RSS reader – cleverCactus
- IDE – Eclipse
For one this is not an exhaustive list but its definitely a start. Moreover many of these application are in their nascent stages but moment could build up.
Makes sense to me. What do ya think?