I have a laptop with Windows Millennium OS(Win ME). What exactly is the difference in Win 98 and Win ME? What all Java Web Servers can I install on this OS? Will there be any problems which I could face using Java stuff on this machine? Any sort of help is appreciated? [This message has been edited by rajeev holkar (edited October 15, 2000).]
Hi rajeev, I'm not a Windowz expert but I believe I can answer at least one of your questions. Check out Apache and JRun for your web server needs. I prefer Apache but I do mostly UNIX stuff. Don't know much about Win ME - sorry. www.apache.org Best Regards, Matt
What exactly is the difference in Win 98 and Win ME? -As far as I've seen, the only difference is that ME has a few extra bells and whistles -- like options that make sharing Internet connections easier. Really, tho'...ME is basically just 98 with the downloadable updates.
What all Java Web Servers can I install on this OS? -This question, I'm not sure how to interpret it, so I'll just spew out a variety of answers.
If you mean JUST servers in general so you can work on HTML and Java at home, and be able to test results like how applets show up in your webpages, Personal Web Server (available in the NT 4.0 Option Pack from Microsoft) SHOULD work just fine with WinME. I wouldn't recommend it for actual webhosting, however, as PWS has some serious security issues with letting unauthorized users grope your files. If you DO plan on using your laptop for webhosting, I'd recommend using Internet Information Server (also in the NT 4.0 Option Pack), but that is only available for WinNT.
Now, as far as Java servers go...such as Java Web Server (available from Sun's Products and APIs page), that will only run on WinNT. But again, if you're webhosting and trying to run transaction servers and what-not, WinME is NOT what you want.
Moving on, if all you want to do is play with code and learn Java (which is how I'd like to interpret your question), you can download the Java 1.3 SDK and Runtime Environment 1.3 from the above link for Sun. They don't have WinME listed as an option for O/S's on the download page, but they SHOULD work.
Will there be any problems which I could face using Java stuff on this machine? -There shouldn't be...unless the Java downloads for Win98 won't work with WinME. If it doesn't work the first time, try it a couple other times...MS products get kinda skittish sometimes. If it won't work after that, you might have to look into getting a copy of Win98 or WinNT...
>What exactly is the difference in Win 98 and Win ME? It's a bit strange but test show that the performance of Win 98 is better than that of Win ME. (see www.tomshardware.com) If you play a lot of 3D-games, you must think twice before upgrading. Furthermore, Win Me needs about 50MB more internal memory than Win 98! Of course has ME some added functionality but nothing remarkable. Some new applications for digital media like Mediaplayer 7.0, M$ Movie Maker and an system restore utility. I also understand that ME boots about a second faster than 98.