Sun is the creator of Java, hence they have a better VM IMHO. Some people may womder why they get an icon in the taskbar while using suns Java, but you can change that VIA the control panel applet for transparent reasons...
Who said Microsoft gives better support for there VM?? Microsoft specifically took it out of there OS because of there ongoing battle with Sun. Microsoft were retards acting like spoiled kids, nine out of ten sites use some sort of Jave in there HTML and Microsoft was upset with Sun so they decided to take it out... It's not difficult to download it yourself, but there are plenty of "end-users" out there who don't even know what Java is... What about them? I'm glad the courts are making them add Java support again.... What were they thinking?
So while it may be easier to download Microsofts version, Suns is better IMO...
I meant better supported in the way of number of users using MS Internet Explorer ALREADY installed with their MS JVM. That is all. I wasnt referring to which company supported their product most.
Maybe i should have said 'wider user base'.
This equates to it being 'better' (IMO!) as people/companies/whoever who are creating websites know that the LARGE majority off net surfers have IE and MS JVM already installed on their machines and therefore code their pages and test them using IE or equivalent browsers.
Who knows, with this new ruling things may change but for now MS is better.
PS To back this up i once installed Sun's JVM and disabled MS JVM and ran into heaps of problems (mainly lots of popup boxes on web pages telling me that 'Line 23 error ......") which prevented me from accessing web pages as freely as i would have normally.
That's funny, I have never had any problems with it... If that's the case everyone will be getting your errors soon:
US District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz ruled late Wednesday that Microsoft will have to bundle Sun's version of Java in Windows XP within 120 days, a compromise of sorts between the schedules sought by the two companies. Sun had wanted its Java included in Windows XP within 90 days, while Microsoft was asking for several months.
hahaha, I get those errors but only because I have some debugging programs installed that looks for those kind of errors (what do you expect from Visual Studios??) just disable script debug by going to your Internet Option>Advanced and put a check mark next to Disable Script Debug (hopefully it'll be there )... back to the java, I'm using SUN's java thing right now, but can't really say which I like more, but Microsoft ripped it from sun, so I'm going with sun instead of switching back to MS
The announcement and widespread popularity of the JAVA Programming language resulted in an
immediate appreciation of the threat posed by Sun's JAVA technology to the foundations of the
Microsoft monopoly. So pronounced was the threat that in September 1996, Bill Gates warned his
staff "This scares the hell out of me".
Microsoft had three legitimate choices:
· Ignore Sun's technology and hope that it would fail.
· Independently develop and distribute products that incorporated its own technology to
compete against JAVA.
· License JAVA technology from Sun and become a distributor of products that incorporate
Microsoft chose the third option.
On March 11th, 1996, Microsoft entered into two written agreements (the "contract") with Sun
Microsystems. The two agreements included a Trademark license and a Technology License and
Distribution Agreement (TLDA). These agreements granted Microsoft the right to make and
distribute products incorporating Sun's JAVA Technology, and to mark such products with Sun's
JAVA Compatible trademark.
I'm currently using VM just b/c I didn't feel like d/ling and installing Sun's Java after my most recent format. I don't see any advantage to one over the other. In theory, Sun would have better support for it since Sun did create Java. Whether or not they do, I couldn't say b/c I haven't had any problems with either.
well, here is the reason I asked in the first place
as most of you know, I experimented with opera, (didn't like it)
opera installed sun.
as everyone knows, one thing I hate is clutter...well, those java icons in my taskbar, and on some sites drive me nutz.
when I decided opera sucked, I uninstalled it, which seems to have fujucked up my virtual machine also, as now, especially on yahoo games, the server is eating up all of my ram...(I hate when that happens)
so, I did a restore, and all is well...but I was wondering if sun has an advantage of any kind over ie machine, and I would decide which to use for performance
it seems there is no performance advantage from either source, so I will stay with the one that gives less clutter.
Hey Dealer, I turn the console off and don't let it show up on the task bar...it gets annoying. I have a control panel applett that let's me stop that from happening. In the control panel it's named Java plug-in. the name of the file in the system32 folder is jpicpl32.cpl