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Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Key Details of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

  • Run Java applications on your Windows computer
  • Last updated on 10/08/19
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / May 07, 2014

Java Standard Edition (SE) is a free software bundle that provides the Java Runtime Environment and the libraries and components you need to display a wide range of programs and Web content on 32-bit Windows PCs. It includes the Java plug-in for Web browsers and Java Web Start for deploying standalone apps written in Java over the Internet or other networks. Java SE Version 7 Update 55 addresses 37 security vulnerabilities.

Pros

You probably need it: Lots of Web sites and programs depend on Java to run. Up-to-date Java libraries and components keep your content fresh.

Now with JavaFX: Java version 7 Update 55 includes JavaFX, the latest software platform and the new standard for Java-rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Cons

Security issues: Some computer security experts have raised warning flags about vulnerabilities in Java and its components. Java 7.55 addresses many security issues, but staying informed will help you stay safe.

What's up with 8? A major update to Java SE, version 8, has also been released. Which version is right for you depends on your system, online habits, and other factors.

Bottom Line

Java SE Version 7 Update 55 installed easily and seamlessly in our system. Most of what Java does only becomes apparent when it's missing or disabled, so keep your installation up to date.

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Editors' Review

by   / May 07, 2014

Java Standard Edition (SE) is a free software bundle that provides the Java Runtime Environment and the libraries and components you need to display a wide range of programs and Web content on 32-bit Windows PCs. It includes the Java plug-in for Web browsers and Java Web Start for deploying standalone apps written in Java over the Internet or other networks. Java SE Version 7 Update 55 addresses 37 security vulnerabilities.

Pros

You probably need it: Lots of Web sites and programs depend on Java to run. Up-to-date Java libraries and components keep your content fresh.

Now with JavaFX: Java version 7 Update 55 includes JavaFX, the latest software platform and the new standard for Java-rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Cons

Security issues: Some computer security experts have raised warning flags about vulnerabilities in Java and its components. Java 7.55 addresses many security issues, but staying informed will help you stay safe.

What's up with 8? A major update to Java SE, version 8, has also been released. Which version is right for you depends on your system, online habits, and other factors.

Bottom Line

Java SE Version 7 Update 55 installed easily and seamlessly in our system. Most of what Java does only becomes apparent when it's missing or disabled, so keep your installation up to date.

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 176 votes

    • 5 star 66
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 39
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8 Update 221

  • HotSpot Windows OS Detection Correctly Identifies Windows Server 2019. Prior to this fix, Windows Server 2019 was recognized as "Windows Server 2016", which produced incorrect values in the os.name system property and the hs_err_pid file.
  • Two DocuSign root CA certificates are expired and have been removed from the cacerts keystore.
  • Two Comodo root CA certificates are expired and have been removed from the cacerts keystore.
  • The T-Systems Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 certificate is expired and has been removed from the cacerts keystore.
  • A new boolean system property, jdk.security.useLegacyECC, has been introduced that enables switching between implementations of ECC.

General

Publisher Sun Microsystems
Publisher web site http://www.sun.com
Release Date July 16, 2019
Date Added October 08, 2019
Version 8 Update 221

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 66.32MB
File Name jre-8u221-windows-i586.exe&BHost=javadl.sun.com&File=jre-8u221-windows-i586.exe&AuthParam=1570031400_747a6c92d36c4c6fc3a4db1ac370e837&ext=.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 15,363,360
Downloads Last Week 1,476

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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