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Java 6 Available on OSX Thanks to Port of OpenJDK 202

Posted by Zonk
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LarsWestergren writes "Many Mac users have been upset that Apple has not made Java 6 available on the platform. Landon Fuller posts that there is a developer preview release available of Java JDK6 on Mac OSX, Tiger and Leopard. It is based on the BSD port of Sun's Java 6 and is made available under the Java Research License. Charles Nutter posts about impressive JRuby performance gains using Java 6 on his Mac."
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Java 6 Available on OSX Thanks to Port of OpenJDK

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2007 @11:27AM (#21493279)
    "Many Mac users have been upset that Apple has not made Java 6 available on the platform."

    I'd have thought not having Java infecting your machine would be a huge advantage myself. Not having .Net is another.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2007 @11:38AM (#21493443)
    ...for the next OS X update, when this breaks the updating.

    People will cry foul on the boards, other people will note that as this isn't an official release, it should have been expected that it'd break the updating.

    It'll be fun for the whole family!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2007 @11:58AM (#21493711)
    What the hell is WASD and why do you use it?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2007 @12:05PM (#21493793)
    I really meant to imply that besides Java developers nobody uses client side Java applications. I probably should have been clearer and just said that Java sucks.
  • by somersault (912633) on Tuesday November 27, 2007 @12:13PM (#21493897) Homepage Journal
    It's the preferred keyboard layout of first person shooters, ever since Quake (or in my case, Half-Life). I use it because I can have other keys around my fingers to easily access buttons for reloading, using items (such as doors and health stations), jumping and ducking (easily done at the same time when the duck and jump keys are located conveniently under my thumb and pinkie), running, switching weapons, and even checking my score (usually only in multiplayter). You should try it instead of those stupid arrow keys..

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