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Java Advice Needed

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#1 MickinPlymouthUK


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Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:53 PM

Hi, while surfing I sometimes get the message "you need Java to view this", and it directs me to a Microsoft page for 'more information'.
But its all gobbleydegook to a PC illegitimate moron like me, it talks of needing a 'Java Machine' whatever one of them is?
Any advice?

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#2 madman6510


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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:01 PM

To run Java on your computer, you need to install a special program (called a "virtual machine") from Sun Microsystems (the people who made Java). You can get it at Sun Microsystems.

If you want to know what a virtual machine is, you better google it. I know something about it, but I still can't explain it.

Edited by madman6510, 13 April 2007 - 11:02 PM.

#3 jgweed


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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:06 AM

Java is one of the most pervasive programming languages on the internet; its popularity is caused by its cross-platform applications, relative ease of coding, and its ability to be run from browsers. Applets (think of them as mini-programmes) are used for all sorts of things, from chatrooms to games.
You need to download and install the latest version of JavaRuntimeEnvironment from Sun at the link kindly provided by Madman6510; this will allow you to install and use Java applets.
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