On October 29, 2010 06:58:09 pm Developer Dude wrote:
> Yes, Linux within a VM on OSX is just not a very practical solution for
> many Mac owners/users - apparently particularly those in the edu domain.
> As pointed out, suggesting a VM is a bit of a heavyweight solution. Not one
> I even particularly enjoy and I have a lot more horsepower on tap than the
> typical Mac machine.
> It is so impractical as to be a non-starter for a lot of people. A VM is a
> lot more than just another application - it is a whole additional
> operating system running inside a box, that requires all the memory and
> power of that operating system, in addition to the app you are trying to
> run. Just in case this is getting through - imagine this scenario; you
> have a Java app, that maybe takes 500 MB of memory at most. Now you tell
> your customers that they suddenly need to install a VM solution and an
> operating system that is quite probably strange to their users, and
> possibly them as well, and this consume at least another 1 to 2 GB of RAM
> on their machine - not to mention performance will suffer to one degree or
> another, plus it becomes an added difficulty for setup, maintenance and
> backup - how do you think they would react??
> Any of the customers of my clients who use the apps I write would probably
> start looking for a different app to replace my client's apps/solutions.
> Non-starter for many users/developers.
You do realize that Java runs as a VM. It is not just a language, but an
actual abstraction of a computer, similar to VirtualBox in some ways more or
Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored.
Java-dev mailing list (email@hidden)
Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription:
This email sent to email@hidden