This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Local gc occurs on the machine that the app is invoked on by the JVM. Remote Garbage Collection is used in a distributed set up (RMI) to clean up objects on the remote machine. The RMI runtime takes care of this.
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