I found xp home edition can do a lots. You will be OK.
posted 17 years ago
I am receiving a lot of contradictory info. I'm under the impression that I can't write and run J2EE applications unless I have Windows 2000 pro, Red Hat Linux 6.2 or Solaris operating systems. ( I was asking about XP b/c I thought I needed to buy a new computer - I'm hoping/assuming that later versions of these will work also). I'm only interested in learning J2EE and going through the tutorial. According to the instructions, it can only be run the platforms listed above. I would love NOT to have to buy a new computer to learn this. Here's text from the J2EE site:
Supported Operating Systems and Required Software This release relies on the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition ("J2SETM"). The following table lists the required version of the J2SE for each operating system that is supported with this release of the J2EE SDK. Operating System J2SE Version SolarisTM SPARC 7, 8 1.3.1_02 or 1.4 Windows NT 4.0 Windows 2000 Professional 1.3.1_02 or 1.4 Linux Redhat, v. 6.2 1.3.1_02 or 1.4
Note: Version 1.2 of the J2SE will not work with this release of the J2EE SDK.