This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Ok I doubt this will come up on the exam and perhaps this can only be answered by the people who created the sun jvm for linux, but I read in sun's core java book that there are no thread priorities for the sun linux jvm. Wouldn't this cause the gc to be on equal footing with any other thread thus possibly taking up a lot of processing time during inconvenient moments?