Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment. Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones to enterprise servers and supercomputers. Upgrading to the latest Java version improves the security of your system, as older versions do not include the latest security updates.
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is what you get when you download Java software. The JRE consists of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Java platform core classes, and supporting Java platform libraries. The JRE is the runtime portion of Java software, which is all you need to run it in your Web browser.
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