IBM probably would have been a better suitor for Sun than Oracle, but now it's all over but the crying.
If we're talking about only the Java part of Sun then you're probably right. But I think the hardware business of Sun is worth more to Oracle than to IBM.
RTFS: "While site speed is a new signal, it doesn't carry as much weight as the relevance of a page"
Also, "our users place a lot of value in speed" does not necessarily conflict with "quality over speed".
Normally, I'm a vim+make guy, but I occasionally have to use Visual Studio. The ViEmu plugin was the best $99 I've ever spent on windows software.
The OP explicitly asked for linux based IDE.
Because of the uncertainty principle, they're still arguing about the exact location and the mass of the goods needed to calculate the duty
If you want more than that you'd be better off with Ubuntu Netbook Remix or another mini Linux distro. I would have much preferred a stable Linux build of the Google Chrome browser.
As you've already said there are better solutions for people who need more. Google is providing something optimized for those who DON'T need more.
I think you hit the nail on the head. Google is solving a problem that doesn't exist. I have yet to hear anyone ask to do all their computing through a web browser.
I love Chrome. It's my browser of choice most of the time. I'm a Google account/services user. I do think they provide an excellent web experience. I don't see them providing the same experience for my desktop as they do for the web. I guess we'll see how this unfolds though. Something tells me there is more to this than we're seeing.
The only thing that can kill it is user disinterest.
But Oracle's lack of R&D commitment can cause user disinterest.
There is a Vi bindings plug-in for Netbeans
Netbeans isn't there in terms of industry backing and support (which is what we hope Oracle will provide). As far as the software itself is concerned I find it to be at least as good if not better than Eclipse. It's been significantly improved over the last couple of years from version 4.x to 6.x. There are two things that I like it better than Eclipse:
- it's 100% Java and runs fine on anything that has a JVM (Eclipse's SWT has platform specific dependencies which prevented me from using it on 64bit machines, it took ages for it to have proper x64 support)
- better developer experience because of a cleaner and sensibly chosen set of plug-ins that all work out-of-the-box with no dependency hell (Eclipse plug-ins is a mess unless you pay for commercially packaged versions like MyEclipse)
Give browser developers time and things will improve. The implementation is still relatively new and less mature.
Compatibility? Doesn't downgrade nicely (that page looks horrible in a "stable" browser of today and is almost unreadable)
That's the responsibility of the web developers. The spec allows for multiple failover fonts that if used properly should provide graceful downgrade.
Gains? Geocities-like webpages that use every font they can just for the sake of it. Seven million websites written in Comic Sans. And only the sensible browsers will come with options to turn the damn thing off (and thus look even worse).
Then blame those incompetent web developers, not the enabling technology (otherwise you can blame HTML for allowing the use of colors). Look at it from the other side it provides a standardized way for competent developers to improve visual quality of text. It's fine if you want web technology to stay as it was in the 90s but the rest of the world will continue to move on.
Stupid idea, stupid execution (having to DOWNLOAD every font mentioned on a page?)
Developers can specify both local and remote fonts. Only remote fonts need to be downloaded and they will be cached just like images, CSS, etc...
Spend some time understanding something before bashing.
There is always a risk when processing any data from the net. It's impossible to make something that is 100% secure. But when something gains popularity and is being depended on heavily, the effort going into the implementation will naturally grow and the security will improve.