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Jose Ruiloba Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 6.0
Currently, many programs and most of the popular internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and others) work with Java technology. It is indispensable for all those lovers of the internet, instant messaging and video games.
Java Runtime Environment version 6 update 11 installs Java Virtual Machine, a platform that works with files .Class, and in that way it provides the environment required to run Java applications. These applications that use the Java programming language and access from your browser are called “applets”.

In the Java (TM) version 6 Update 11, the developer patches 14 vulnerabilities detected in previous versions, some of which are:
- In instant messaging, a candidate window was not shown until the window is deactivated and reactivated again.
- Camerfirma root certificates are added to Java Development Kit.
- The UTF-8 charset implementation has also been updated to handle the non-shortest forms of UTF-8 byte sequences, which caused incompatibilities with previous versions.

In other words, the main reason to install this update is the improvement of security of the software and the correction of the security vulnerabilities. For the users of Mac it is very important to verify these types of updates on Apple's website, because Apple maintains this product in Mac OS on their own.

Pros

  • Easy to install.
  • Require to run Java Applications.
  • Supported in many software and internet web browsers.

Cons

  • Mac users are required to verify updates of this application at Apple's website.
 

Publisher's description

This official description applies to version 7.0

Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7) is the next major release of the Java SE platform. Through the OpenJDK project, JDK 7 has been a highly collaborative effort between Sun and volunteers from the Java developer community.

Key Features:

JDK 7 introduces several key features to improve performance, usability, and security of the Java platform. A detailed list of these features appears on the OpenJDK site.

Based on the feedback from the developer community and Sun's customers, the JDK 7 features primarily focus on the following areas:

-Modularization: A large-scale effort to refactor, or break up, the Java SE platform into smaller, separate, interdependent modules. Individual modules can then be downloaded as required by the Java virtual machine and/or Java applications. This effectively shrinks the size of the runtime on the user's machine.

One benefit of modularization is that the platform is a smaller download, potentially improving start-up performance. Having a smaller memory footprint also enables significant performance improvements, especially for desktop applications. A smaller platform also means it can now fit on devices with less memory.

You can find more information about modularization on the OpenJDK site, on Mark Reinhold's blog , or on the Project Jigsaw site.

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  • 8
    Guest 3 months ago

    I downloaded it on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and it installed and is working well.

  • 14
    Guest 4 months ago

    I used the Windows 8 operating system. Does the Java software support it?

  • 26
    Guest 9 months ago

    Since I downloaded Java 7, I haven't been able to use anything on my computer. When I go to their contact site, it's in Japanese.


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