I am developing a network monitoring program with too many threads and hundreds of GUI components, I am using my personal PC (windows vista, dualcore cpu 2.2, , 2 GHz RAM, netbeans 6.8)
I know I am using a humble PC but I want to get more advanced/professional H.W and O.S , so my question now is :
what to you use for java (H.W and O.S) as professional and semi-professional solutions? (and if possible the range of prices)
and any suggestions for me to increase the performance of my PC with Java (i think Linux will speed it up but I am not sure which distribution)
If you're going to pick Linux, and want to run Sun's/Oracle's Java... Then I'd suggest a distro that is officially supported per:
Otherwise pick Solaris (X86/Sparc).