Linux Today Article Recommends Sun Adopt XUL for Java
Friday February 27th, 2004
Tomas Marek (marek<AT>tipsport<DOT>cz) and guzzi333 pointed us towards a Linux Today article in which Ganesh Prasad argues that Sun should levarage the work of the open-source community to improve enterprise Java and fight back against Microsoft's .NET. The author singles out client-side rich user interfaces as an area in which Java is weak, and recommends that Sun adopt XUL to fill the gap. This would help to combat Microsoft's XAML technology, which is similar to XUL and designed to work well with .NET applications. Prasad also claims that Sun could give credibility to XUL and encourages the company to work with the Mozilla Foundation to get the language endorsed as a W3C standard.
#7 wonder what about 'windows'
Saturday February 28th, 2004 4:39 AM
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not trademarking purely descriptive names sounds perfectly reasonable. how did microsoft get away with 'windows' then? it has been bashing products that sound similar (i.e. lindows, wxWindows->wxWidgets, etc).