Java, or the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE), is also commonly referred to as the Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Java Virtual Machine, JVM, or Java download.
If you are an end user who needs to run a Java program or application written in Java programming language
- on your desktop as a standalone Java application or
- in your browser to executes Java applets embedded into HTML pages,
you are required to download the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Java technology is in desktop PC, mobile devices, automobiles, and many other places. By downloading it to your computer, you will be able to experience the power of Java software.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) comes with:
- Java Virtual Machine (Java HotSpot client and Server VM),
- Applets or Java Plugin,
- Java Web Start
- Java Integration and Base Libraries,
- other Components,
- User Interface Toolkits.
Java Web Start and the Applets plugin are the two key deployment technologies of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Java Web Start allows you to launch full-featured standalone applications from your browser while the Applets plugin enables you to run applets in your browsers.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is not for Java developers. It does not contain tools and utilities such as compilers or debuggers for developing and debugging Java applets or applications. If you are a Java developer, please download Java SE Development Kit (JDK)