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kybernaut Apr 22, 2001 07:23 AM
68k and JAVA
Can an 68040 not handle Java or why is this option in the browsers always "greyed out" ?.


jeromep Apr 27, 2001 11:40 PM
I don't care what implementation of Java you are trying to get to work, or who made the virtual machine (Apple, Netscape, etc.), java is runs poorly on just about all macs except for the fastest G4s, and even then it is questionable.

A 68k Mac just doesn't have the power to run java applets or applications and therefore is probably not a feature of the browser you are using. If you absolutly must be using java applets or applications, you had better get a PowerPC based Mac that is a bit on the speedy side.
kybernaut Apr 28, 2001 10:20 AM
Yes, I know that a 68k is slow - but I don't care I just wanted to know this java issue...

thanx anyway!

firefly Apr 29, 2001 11:53 AM
If you are using IE4.5, the MS Java Machine is always greyed out. Use Apple MRJ or switch to IE4 or NS.
kybernaut Apr 29, 2001 12:43 PM
I'm using NS 4.08 which is actually big and slow. IE 4, the last IE for 68k, is quite hard to find these days, because MS doesn't have an archive like Netscape. And I don't believe, it's better than NS (???).

iCab is a nice little browser - theoretically, because it only crashes on my system (Performa 630, OS 8.1).

If Opera makes his promise true and provides their browser for 68k, this will probably the fastest browser. And maybe then, there will be anough power left to run a java applet...

The problem is not the slow 68k but the big-blowted software:

kybernaut Apr 30, 2001 04:02 AM

I just tried out IE 4.01 - And it does Java... Beside of this: It renders the pages very nice on 256 colors...


it's unbearable slow...

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