Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is the software you need to support all Java applications and games. In addition, many applets on browsers require JRE to run.

The good

  • Lightweight.
  • Requires no setup, just install it and start running Java applications.
  • Sandboxing technology to protect your operating system.


The bad

  • The user interface is quite dull.


Overview

Even though Java online applets are losing ground compared to HTML5, there are still some websites that use Java, especially some online chat sites. There are also many Java applications, especially online ERB systems, which are very popular in many parts of the world.


Online ERP systems use the powerful capabilities, easy integration, and portability of Java to create great user interfaces, called web applets, that can be integrated into HTML code. For this type of application, the Java Runtime Environment must be installed in the host operating system.


Java has gained much popularity in the past, but due to the fierce competition with other languages like Python and Javascript, Java is losing its popularity. Does this mean that you don't need JRE anymore, well, the answer is no, there are a lot of programs written in Java, and they are constantly maintained and updated, which means that Java is still a very relevant language and JRE is a must-have for your computer.


Java Runtime Environment (JRE) features

  • Easy and fast (look at the benchmarking result in bioinformatics.org) and do not consume much of the computer's resources.
  • Sandboxing technology to isolate the software from the operating system and maximize the security level, the same technology used in Total 360 Free Security Free Antivirus.
  • Runs many legacy games.
  • Runs many online Java applets and ERB systems.
  • Available for all operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android.

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