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

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

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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.

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