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  1. SHAUN

    SHAUN Guest

    ________ refers to software that can be easily moved from one type of
    machine to another.

    If anyone can answer this question please let me know!!!!!!

    Shaun
     
  2. Dana

    Dana Guest

  3. SHAUN

    SHAUN Guest

  4. SHAUN

    SHAUN Guest

    Shaun writes: Ah, Baph, I dont think the answer is that "complicated",
    don't get me wrong that may be correct terminology also, but I think my
    professor is looking for more the lines of "portable" I just wanted to see
    if anyone else could come up with that word without any multiple choice. By
    the way is what you gave the same as portable?
     
  5. Baphomet

    Baphomet Guest

    Cross platform refers to software that works on different operating systems
    such as:

    "Adobe® Acrobat® v6.0 Professional software enables business, creative, and
    engineering professionals who work with graphically complex documents to
    improve the reliability and efficiency of business-critical document
    exchange"
     
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    "Magical."
     
  7. Jukka

    Jukka Guest

    JAVA refers to software that can be easily moved from one type of
    machine to another.
     
  8. Dana

    Dana Guest

    Java is a language that can be programmed to be portable, ie, it can work on
    both windows and unix.
     
  9. SHAUN

    SHAUN Guest

     
  10. SHAUN

    SHAUN Guest

    Shaun writes:

    Thank you for that clarification
     
  11. Jim Large

    Jim Large Guest

    C and C++ are languages that work on both Windoze and Unix
    (and MacOS for that matter), Fortran is a language that
    works on both Windoze and Unix, TCL, Perl, Pascal, Probably
    many other languages work on both Windoze and Unix as well.

    What's special about Java?

    1) The hype.

    No, apart from the hype!

    2) Sun Microsystems have fought to retain ownership of the
    language and especially, of the standard platform API,
    despite the best efforts of Microsoft.

    3) Sun have always been meticulous about making the standard
    platform API be complete (most programmers never need to
    work around it*) and "OS Neutral."

    4) Sun have always resisted the temptation to make anything
    work better or deliver extra features when running on
    their own operating system. (You KNOW what microsoft
    would've done).

    5) Each new release of Sun's reference implementation has
    been simultaneous for all supported operating systems.
    Noone gets a head start.

    6) Um... I forget. There's probably more reasons, and
    you probably can thank Sun for all of 'em.

    -- Jim L.


    (*) Unless, maybe, they need low-latency access to a serial
    port :-(
     
  12. Dana

    Dana Guest

    Did not say there was. Was only using it as an example.
    And MS still finds way to impede the Sun version of Java from working with
    windows with full compatibility.
     
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