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Old Versions of Java

Date Released: May 23, 1995
File Size: 245.00 MB
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
License: Freeware
Operation Systems: Windows
Category: Utilities
Versions: 1.0 – Java SE 14
Last Updated: April 20, 2020
The Java Runtime Environment (also known as the Java Runtime or JRE) consists of the Java Virtual Machine, the Java Core Classes, and supporting files. It is the runtime part of the Java Runtime without compiler, debugger, or tools. The Java Runtime Environment is the smallest set of executables and files that constitute the standard Java Platform.
The Java Runtime Environment contains:
Java Compiler
Java Virtual Machine
Java Class Libraries
Java Applet Viewer
Java Debugger and other tools
The Java Runtime Environment is available on these platforms: Linux, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and macOS

The Java for Windows

The Windows version of the JRE is packaged so that it can be downloaded and installed by end-users, for use with third-party applications that aren’t packaged with their own copy of the JRE. The Windows Java Runtime Environment is available in two versions; with or without support for locales other than US English. After choosing the Windows version, you will be presented with an option to download either the Java Runtime Environment with support for locales other than US English or without. The JDK comes with a minimal set of tools. Serious developers are advised to use a professional Integrated Development Environment with JDK.

The Java for Solaris and Linux

The SPARC and x86 Solaris versions of the JRE do not include an end-user installation program. They are targeted primarily for developers who will be bundling the JRE with their applications for re-distribution. The Solaris version of the JRE does include support for locales other than US English.