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    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if it was possible to get Java software on the TouchPad? If not can anyone tell me why? Hardware limitation? Do any tablets have java?
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    because java is crap. I don't know of any tablet that runs java applets. Android is mostly java and that's its biggest fault. Palm removed the java services in webOS 2 for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etx View Post
    because java is crap. I don't know of any tablet that runs java applets. Android is mostly java and that's its biggest fault. Palm removed the java services in webOS 2 for a reason.
    I'm not sure why you are equating Java with applets. I also don't agree with your sweeping generalizations. Java is a language...and it is hardly "crap." Java also doesn't imply Applets, which are an infrequently used specialized type of application written in java and designed to run client-side in a browser-based VM.

    I am fairly sure that the OP is asking about the availability of a native JVM running running on the OS for development or to run prepackaged apps, like Opera.

    So...in answer to the OP, you would need a JVM that runs on the specific version of Linux optimized for these devices. There was something available in 1.4.5, when the runtime Luna framework included a bunch of JAR files. I think it's gone as of 2.0.

    This guy was giving it a shot at one point:

    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-d...-45-2-0-a.html

    I haven't heard much since. Android is king for Java-based development. They support nearly the full API with their reverse engineered Dalvik JVM.
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