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'We broke a few things and will continue to do so... in a careful way' – Oracle's Reinhold on Java renovation work


And how much will this all cost?

Remember this is Oracle so even if you have only one server running Java you will have to pay for every server in your entire company and those next door as well.

But Java is free, er... not if you want support and those patches they deliver every 6 months. If you thought MS licensing was unclear, murky and eye wateringly expensive wait till you try and deal with Oracle. Terms that are clear as mud, product names and numbers that make no sense and costs that are ridiculous. You want to run Java RE on a desktop PC because EMC were too lazy to move away from a browser based Java GUI, that will be $2 per user per month, plus a chunk for every core in your Virtualisation estate as you running Java on a server and that could run on any core so you have to licence them all.

Java should be dumped for the bad thing it has always been, a triumph of developers over users, like flash.

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