Hello guys, I just want to ask you for some help please. I am using Windows to develop J2SE applications and J2EE applications (like EJB, JSP applications ...)and I want to migrate to linux. my questions are: 1. what linux version should I use : Redhat 9 professional are SusE 8 professional? I mean what version will help me for developing for Java Platform? 2. from your experinece, how linux Redhat 9 differ from SusE 8 , and which is the better? 3. As a third choice, I am thinking about Java Desktop System, but I have many questions about it,Can we use it to develop J2EE application (Can it host the application servers) or it is just a desktop environment? waiting for your response. (bye bye Bill Gates)
1. what linux version should I use : Redhat 9 professional are SusE 8 professional? I mean what version will help me for developing for Java Platform?
I don't think Redhat is an option. It reaches End-of-Life in April. It's replaced by Redhat Enterprise, which they charge for, and Fedora, which is free, but too bleeding-edge for me. Look here for the Redhat scoop. Java tools (Sun's JDK, Eclipse, JEdit, Apache Tomcat, JBoss) will run on any desktop Linux distribution, so you can feel free to choose based on their own merits. Check Distrowatch. They do a good job of summarizing distributions and point to a lot of reviews and comparisons.
Re Hat has announced that they will be releasing an open-source release that contains Tomcat 4.1, the JOnAS EJB container and Struts 1.0 (which you should be able to replace with Struts 1.1). I believe the URL is ftp.redhat.com
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