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Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

Re: about time

Don't forget the ability to cross compile for

Solaris

AIX

Z/OS

IOS (iSeries)

(HP/UX is a waste of time IMHO)

Lots of Java runs on those platforms week-in, week-out, year-in,year-out.

Yes, the task of raplacing Java will be an uphill battle but MS really needs to make a viable alternative to Java's compile once, run anywhere mantra and support every platform where Jave has a commercial presence.

But, to be honest, they will probably fail. Ok, I'm not an MS .Net expert but where's the equivalent to WAS/WebLogic etc application servers? Lots and lots of server side java runs in these containers.

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