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IBM Debuts new "Java"?

How is this technology different from what Java or even Citrix attempt to do?  Do applications need to be rewritten to support this?

http://www.computerworld.com/hardwaretopics/hardware/server/story/0,10801,93035,00.html

Comments?.

Thanks,
Karthik

Karthik
Monday, May 10, 2004


So ... what does it do?  Manage licenses?  Enable automated installation?

I guess what I'm going is the "so what" kind of effect. 

What's the big deal?  Why should I buy this product?

Matt H.
Monday, May 10, 2004

Thats my question too. I am not sure what it is.

Karthik
Monday, May 10, 2004

Looks like IBM's marketing department has discovered the web browser.

Some MBA probably heard a programmer explaining how content could be adapted for different types of client devices, and none of the programers had the balls to tell him it's all been done before.

.
Monday, May 10, 2004

I've got a feeling that even though you are scoffing, Microsoft is paying attention.  IBM's planning to lay a turd in Microsoft's lunch bucket.

gad
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Looks like another "thin client" idea. Haven't we been through this before, only with Sun? People want big fat clients, not thin ones. Windows will win again.

Chris Nahr
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

> IBM's planning to lay a turd in Microsoft's lunch bucket.

Yeh. Like they did with OS/2.

.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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