Ben Okopnik

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Linux from its inception was written by programmers for programmers. In the years since, the GUI interfaces and other user-friendly items have raised the warm and fuzzy quotient to make Linux accessible to the casual user. However, the core idea remains: provide maximum support and usability to the people who make the software happen. That commitment continues; after all, the people who make Linux grow, the ones responsible for its tremendous success, are almost all programmers - techies! - and as such, are interested in better tools first; the nifty toys to be built with those tools are "a trivial excercise left to the student." 7. Note on Java support. This software product contains support for programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and is not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as on-line control equipment in hazardous ... (more)