Originally Published: Monday, 29 November 1999 Author: Mike Chan
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Java on Linux

Java on Linux is a great combination of a powerful internet ready programming language, with a great OS. There are many compilers, virtual machines, and IDEs available for Linux. Development of the "official" Sun supported port of the JDK (Java Development Kit) and JRE (Java Runtime Environment) to Linux is done by blackdown.org. It main page is a bit blank, but it has great links. Make sure to check out the Products page, which lists the various Java tools available under Linux. My personal favorites are NetBeans, Kaffe, and the Blackdown JDK and JRE. Though Java on Linux isn't as fast or as developed as Java on Solaris or WinNT/Win9x, it is still a great combo that you should check out.