4 posts • joined Monday 22nd February 2010 15:24 GMT
"The software has never lived up to many of the promises that Sun made about it. Chances are it can be uninstalled from most desktop machines and the user won't even notice."
..and those promises would be what exactly? Ubiquity? Write once run anywhere? Usage in embedded devices?
Which of these has Java failed to live up to?
Ubiquity : http://langpop.com/
Write once : works for me on Linux, Windows, Unixs, AIX...
Embedded : yep it has those too.
References and clarification please, or else you are just spitting..
Point 5 in particular.
I know TechCrunch are not the most objective people to ask about this particular product, but still.
Might or was?
"Ultimately the search giant's shift over to HTML5 may in fact have been part of a long-term strategy at Mountain View, with the Gears API platform serving simply as a temporary doorstop while the company developed Chrome."
Ya think? http://almaer.com/blog/gears-as-a-bleeding-edge-html-5-implementation
Google stated from the off, that they would like nothing more that for Gears to be redundant when the browser manufacturers (all of the main ones anyway) got their acts together and implemented the Gears features in a standards compliant way (e.g. HTML 5).
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