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Java, Linux, AMD64

Aaron Kulbe

Joined: Jun 14, 2004
Posts: 2
I'm running Ubuntu and an AMD64 system. Sun's Java 5 works, but no Java plugin for a web browser is available yet.

Will this be sufficient to do all the code in the "Head First Java, 2nd edition" book?


Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
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HF Java isn't about Servlets, so why do you need the Web Browser plug-in?

I think it should work fine for you.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
HF Java isn't about Servlets, so why do you need the Web Browser plug-in?

Servlets run on the web server, not on the browser. I don't know if HFJ uses any applet examples; applets do run in the browser. If HFJ does show you applets, you can just run them in the "appletviewer" application that comes with the JDK.

So I agree that this setup should be fine.

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