- Java Runtime Environment (JRE 1.6), the free product presented in this download, is required to effectively perform countless tasks on a PC
- A functional Java Plugin enables Windows to run various web-based tasks
- Once downloaded, JRE 1.6 runs quietly in the background and automatically checks for new updates
- The overall Java Program, especially the most recent update, Java 7, is renowned for its safety and stability
- According to java.com, it is important to install new Java script updates when prompted by Java to ward off any security issues
- To create your own Java applications, you will need to install a separate Java Development Kit (JDK) toolbox download
Originally developed by Sun Microsystems and now maintained by Oracle, Java has become an increasingly crucial cog in the worldwide Internet. Each year, over 930 million downloads of Java Runtime Environment take place, according to java.com. An up-to-date installation of JRE 1.6 (Java 64 bit) offers performance, versatility and security that make it an absolute necessity for users of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
All it takes is the free and simple download and subsequent install from this page. From that point forward, you will have the most up-to-date and stable version of Java software—Java 7. And best of all, as it works its magic in the background, you will never have to actively tinker with the Java program again.
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