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Editors' Review

by   / May 07, 2014

Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for 64-bit Windows PCs contains the Java Virtual Machine, software libraries, components, and plug-ins that tons of programs, media, and Web sites need to display advanced multimedia content and animation. Version 7 Update 55 of Java's Standard Edition addresses 37 security vulnerabilities while reducing the frequency of security notifications in certain installations.

Pros:

Answers the 64-bit question: Running 32-bit Java on 64-bit Windows involves compromises, such as Update issues. This version of Java is designed specifically for 64-bit Windows.

Plug-ins: The Java plug-in is critical to many Web applications, while Java Web Start deploys standalone apps over networks.

JavaFX: JRE now includes Java FX version 2.2.55.

Cons:

Security: Some computer experts warn of vulnerabilities in Java that updates have failed to correct.

8 is enough? Java SE 8 is a major update that was released prior to version 7.55's release, though a major security update to version 8 has also been released. Confused? We don't blame you, but Java always bears watching, so check on your system's needs before upgrading.

Bottom Line:

If you're running 64-bit Windows, check your Java version and update it if necessary to JRE SE 7.55 for security and stability.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8 Update 192

  • Support for Customization of Default Enabled Cipher Suites via System Properties
  • JavaFX version 2.2.79.
  • This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update.

General

Publisher Sun Microsystems
Publisher web site http://www.sun.com
Release Date October 29, 2018
Date Added October 29, 2018
Version 8 Update 192

Category

Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Java Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 71.36MB
File Name jre-8u192-windows-x64.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,743,235
Downloads Last Week 2,831

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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