Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To run the program(s) you need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.2.2 or later.

Currently the JRE is available for the following platforms :

  • Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
  • Mac OSX (already included in the operating system)
  • For Linux see
  • For OS/2 the JRE 1.3 is contained in the operating system eComStation ( or it can be downloaded from the IBM site:
  • Solaris
  • For other platforms see
  • There are 4 ways to get the JRE :
  • Download it
  • Order the installation CD which contains the JRE for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP and Linux.
  • Borrow it from another subscribers of the programs.
  • Find it on the CD of computer magazines.

  • Note : the SDK 2 or JDK1.2 (Java Development Kit) includes the JRE.