Eclipse is a kind of universal tool platform - an open extensible IDE for anything and nothing in particular. The real value of Eclipse comes from tool plug-ins that "teach" Eclipse how to work with things - java files, web content, graphics, video, etc. Eclipse allows you to independently develop tools that integrate with other people's tools seamlessly.
Re: I used to be a Netscape Navigator fan... no anymore.
> Please, kill Netscape once and for
> all. Then get IE ported to Linux :-))
> And last - IMHO, there is no need to
> win this "browser war" - Linux is good
> as a server platform, Win as desktop -
> regardless, which browser is best (there
> is no need for browser on the server
What the author was trying to tell us is that Linux as
a server system only just doesn't cut it:
> [taken from the article]:
> Backend infrastructure can be replaced quickly;
> user desktops cannot, so we are vulnerable to
> being leveraged out of the server space.
He sees a danger in an IE only world because that
would enable MS to implement proprietary protocols
used by IE and IIS and lock out every other browser
and server combination.
MS would love to lock us in, to provide the internet
infrastructure (as in client and server) and have us
pay dearly in the end. Get it? ;-)