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Java Based Operating System

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blbrown
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This is what need Sun. You have portability for Linux/Windows/Mac/The Mars Robot. It would be nice if there was a true Java based operating system that featured low-level drivers based in java. System code based in java. I know the JNode project is out there. But, I will probably take a while till a 1.0 release. But if Sun were to produce such a beast, it would be pretty interesting. And, I believe there are probably Sun Java OSs out there?

Some will argue that Java is not really designed for low-level code? Why not, it is designed for everything else. I think it would present an interesting model for computing. Basically, everything written for the OS would be java based, no more GCC.

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anees042
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Joined: 2005-02-25

hi
Yep. You are Right im on your side. it will be too good if we have an operating system based on java.

thanx alot

sirian98
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A Global data structure like at "Forums>>WishList>>Global Packaging for Java?"
provides for a complex data structure within java much like a OS. Java does not necessarily need to give access to all foreign java classes from within a given VM. I think security issues are the main concern with a java OS. java now is notoriously open which is a major concern in deeper development. With this type of a global data structure it would be possible to develop a deeper javaVM without the security concerns inherent to the on/off security of packaging.
Please look at the data structure and tell me what you think.

smartinumcp
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A good concept. I think we'll have more luck with encouraing more open OS's like linux and allowing Java or other OS languages lower level access. I'm not sure what a completely Java OS would give you plus you would still need to support other languages on it. Myself I would love to have access to keyboards, periphials in a Java API. The trouble I could cause! :)

I think there's a huge problem in current Java run-time distribution. My current computer has JDK 1.3 as the standard just because I installed Oracle. Whazzit?

tomerb
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blbrown
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I mentioned JNode, but like anything else, it would be nice to have more, nice to have hundreds of java oriented OSs.

blbrown
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Ok, first sentence didn't go so well. This is what we need Sun.