Does Java work on Macintosh ?

Discussion in 'Programmer Misc' started by Mr. X., Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Mr. X.

    Mr. X. Guest

    Hello,

    Does Java work on Macintosh (the Sun's Java),
    and what OSs are most populate on Macintosh ?
    (I wonder if there is Microsoft OS on Macintosh,
    and does it support Suns' Java on that System, since I know Microsoft and
    Sun are not friendly-cooperated).

    Also,
    I want to know more on Macintosh.
    How survive among all the PCs, and what is it compitabilities and softwares
    that can run also on PCs (Intel) and on Macintosh,
    and if I need to decide what is the preffered language - what should I
    decide to develop on ?

    Thanks :)
     
    Mr. X., Mar 2, 2008
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  2. Mr. X.

    Mr. X. Guest

    Well ...
    I want to know whether java is indeed good for any platform,
    including Mac, before I'll buy one ...

    Thanks :)
     
    Mr. X., Mar 2, 2008
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  3. In article <>,
    Gregory Weston <> wrote:

    > In article <fqds5k$p74$>,
    > "Mr. X." <no_spam_please@nospam_please.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Does Java work on Macintosh (the Sun's Java),

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    > > and what OSs are most populate on Macintosh ?

    >
    > Mac OS X. Probably today some sub-version of 10.4 holds a shirnking lead
    > with 10.5 growing, 10.3 tiny but still present and anything older
    > negligible.
    >
    > > (I wonder if there is Microsoft OS on Macintosh,

    >
    > Not in the sense of an OS developed by Microsoft to run on Macs.
    > Generally people buy Macs to run Mac OS. Sometimes Linux or BSD
    > alongside or (much rarer) instead. But if you're going to run a
    > Microsoft OS, you might as well buy a machine that Microsoft had a hand
    > in spec'ing or a home-built close match for such a machine. Modern Macs
    > (the Intel-based ones) can run Windows well and there's a numerically
    > large but relatively small minority who do so because they have to.
    >
    > > and does it support Suns' Java on that System, since I know Microsoft and
    > > Sun are not friendly-cooperated).

    >
    > If you run Windows on a Mac, it'll support Java as well as that same
    > version of Windows on a commodity x86 box. Last time I checked, Java on
    > Windows wasn't much of a problem despite the corporate animosity between
    > Microsoft and [anyone who publishes any product that competes with any
    > Microsoft product].
    >
    > > Also,
    > > I want to know more on Macintosh.
    > > How survive among all the PCs,

    >
    > You do you work. When you need to exchange data you use either commodity
    > formats (for most things) or Office when you need to.
    >
    > > and what is it compitabilities and softwares
    > > that can run also on PCs (Intel) and on Macintosh,

    >
    > Too large a number to list.
    >
    > > and if I need to decide what is the preffered language - what should I
    > > decide to develop on ?

    >
    > If you want to develop software *for* Macs, the way to go today is the
    > Objective-C language and the Cocoa libraries. There are freely-available
    > development tools from Apple to work on. There are other languages that
    > can also leverage Cocoa, such as Perl, Ruby and AppleScript. You *can*
    > use just about any language you can name, though. I've just confirmed
    > that there are supported builds of Icon and J on the Mac, for example.
    > Hard to get more niche than those, but there they are.


    Is there an Intercal for Macintosh?

    --
    What is done in the heat of battle is (normatively) judged
    by different standards than what is leisurely planned in
    comfortable conference rooms.
     
    Walter Bushell, Mar 11, 2008
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