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NetBeans' portability matters

Posted by timboudreau on January 19, 2006 at 8:13 AM PST

In his blog today, Charles Lamb points out precisely one of the advantages of NetBeans over Eclipse - portability.

With NetBeans, exactly the same bits run on any platform with a 1.4 or greater JVM - there's no native code to worry about. You can take the zip distribution, just unzip it on any machine with a modern JDK and there you go.

And more importantly, working with a J2EE project requires no configuration, no additional downloads - it just works out of the box, which Charles also points out.

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