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maybe time for a macOSX/java forum?

John M. Gabriele
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Joined: Feb 18, 2001
Posts: 232
java2se 1.3 right out of the box...?
it's starting to look real nice to me.
are there others here that would benefit from
an osX/java forum?
personally, i'm on the fence but might dive
in and buy a new g4, flat panel, and osx...
any advice?
Michael Pearson
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Joined: Mar 11, 2001
Posts: 351
I have a Mac and run a couple of NT boxes for myself. I'd like to update the Mac to OS X soon. It looks great and the PR has been positive. It has to be the best looking desktop around.
I'm just learning Java and don't know what the pros/cons are on the MacOS to answer your question, but like you I'd be interested in learning from those that are producing software for the Mac. If a new forum were started I'd read it.
Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
I'd certainly check out a mac forum, whether it was osx specific or not.
For a system upgrade I'd need to get new hardware, too, but that will have to wait for next's year's budget.
As a beginner, my needs are met so far with jdk 1.1.8, but eventually it would be good to use the latest java2.
Though I've only looked at a few forums, I haven't seen any macintosh specific posts. The developer pages at surely have something...
It would be nice to see at javaranch, though.
Michael Pearson
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Joined: Mar 11, 2001
Posts: 351
Wow, three people interested in the MacOS.
That stinks!
Hopefully OS X will take a hold in the Server market and drive the interest up over the next couple of years.
I agree. Here's the link:
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