Chris, I'm running on a PIII 933MHz with 256Mb of RAM so you should be fine. Sometimes Tomcat's a bit of a memory/processor hog but there's generally enough to go around, and I hardly ever notice it's there. David. David Landy, IT Consultant Business Intelligence Somerfield/KwikSave +44 (0) 117-301-8977 david.landy at somerfield.co.uk <mailto:david.landy at somerfield.co.uk> Don't be afraid to try something new. An amateur built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic. Author unknown. -----Original Message----- From: Chris Johnston [mailto:chris at fuzzylizard.com] Sent: Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:02 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Tomcat, JBoss, or JRun - which is better for learning j2ee? Hassan Schroeder wrote: > I'm not sure what you mean by your point (2), though -- could > you clarify? I mean, JSP *is* a server side technology, and it > and servlets are inextricably wed to the concept of a "servlet > container". Thanks everyone for the input, I will definitely be installing Tomcat to learn J2EE. As for the second point, the only other type server technology that I have used in ColdFusion. I know from experience that you can learn both the CF langauge, creating full web applications using it, and the CF server. I just figured that J2EE had to be the same. However, people have made a good point - learn tomcat now, learn something else later. I guess you always have to start with the basics. Once more question: how much system resources does tomcat use? The reason for the question is that I have a notebook with 256megs of ram that is currently running Apache, php, and mysql. I would like to install tomcat onto this. (It is also running winXP home). Is this safe, or do I need a more powerfull computer? chris -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please preserve the confidentiality of it and advise the sender immediately of any error in transmission. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken, or omitted to be taken, by an unauthorised recipient in reliance upon the contents of this e-mail is prohibited. Somerfield cannot accept liability for any damage which you may sustain as a result of software viruses so please carry out your own virus checks before opening an attachment. In replying to this e-mail you are granting the right for that reply to be forwarded to any other individual within the business and also to be read by others. Any views expressed by an individual within this message do not necessarily reflect the views of Somerfield. Somerfield reserves the right to intercept, monitor and record communications for lawful business purposes.