Write Once, Run Anywhere (Really!)

Looks like Diego Doval is proving that the original promise of Java isn’t dead after all: his nifty Java app Spaces, developed on Windows and tested on Linux and OS X, apparently runs fine on OS/2 as well. That’s right, OS/2, the operating system from IBM that was supposed to give us in 1990 what we didn’t get from Microsoft until ten years later — a reliable, powerful, multi-tasking graphical operating system. The fact that any software written in 2003 runs on OS/2, which was mostly relegated to the dust heap of history years ago, is a minor miracle made possible by Java. Kudos to Diego for pulling it off.