Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Are there any benefits of running Sun's java on Ubuntu 10.04 -- over the default openjdk, or is this a legacy issue?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

If you are using AWT/Swing applications, then you're better with Sun/Oracle's Java.

share|improve this answer
why, can you expand a bit? – user12889 Aug 18 '10 at 5:02
Mysterious strange bugs. Give it a try, take any non-trivial AWT/Swing application and look what happens. – Mike L. Aug 18 '10 at 9:45

Some apps don't like openjdk. For example, try running BlueJ in openjdk.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.