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Re: [vox-tech] Installing Java

On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 01:01:00PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Nick Schmalenberger (nschmalenberger@fastmail.fm):
> > If you haven't already gotten the Blackdown thing from where Rick Moen
> > said, you could try getting the RPM of JDK from Sun and converting it to
> > deb with alien, then installing it. It worked nicely for me and I now
> > have v1.5 , although you may prefer the Blackdown one anyway because it
> > is apparently more free and certainly easier to install and maintain
> > with apt.
> Just to clarify:  Since Blackdown's versions are an authorised port of 
> Sun's software, they're under the same proprietary licence.

Why do we need Blackdown's versions then if Sun offers downloads for
Linux already?
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