Java on Vista

By Michael Flanakin @ 10:43 PM :: 1406 Views :: Java, Technology :: Digg it!
I'm sure this is no surprise to anyone out there, but you can expect any Java-based tools and utilities to downgrade your Vista experience. Of course, I'm currently running Java SE 5.0, so the 6.0 beta may provide better support. We'll see in time. Of course, websites run on Java servers won't affect your experience, but if you ever get one of those pesky applets, you'll notice your screen will blink a few times as it removes the Aero Glass look and feel along with some of its features (i.e. the 3D task switcher). No need to fret, tho -- you'll be able to do all the work you did before... it just won't look as pretty. I have a feeling there won't be too many upset Java developers because they typically don't care for such frills. However, I can guarrantee you that end users who will be ooh-ing and aah-ing at the nifty UI will not like the fact that Java is dragging Windows down. Hmm... now that's an interesting topic. Perhaps I'll save that one for another day :-P