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SHAUN

Jan 1, 1970
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________ 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
 
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SHAUN

Jan 1, 1970
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Baphomet said:
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"

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?
 
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Baphomet

Jan 1, 1970
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SHAUN said:
________ 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

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"
 
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Jukka

Jan 1, 1970
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JAVA refers to software that can be easily moved from one type of
machine to another.
 
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Dana

Jan 1, 1970
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Jukka said:
JAVA refers to software that can be easily moved from one type of
machine to another.

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

Jan 1, 1970
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Dana said:
Java is a language that can be programmed to be portable,
ie, it can work on both windows and unix.

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 :-(
 
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Dana

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim Large said:
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?

Did not say there was. Was only using it as an example.
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.

And MS still finds way to impede the Sun version of Java from working with
windows with full compatibility.
 
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