The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is a crucial piece of software for running any mobile or web apps written in Java, a popular programming language. The Java family of products was developed by Sun Microsystems acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010.
While Adobe Flash Player is crucial for viewing animations and rich media, JRE is necessary for running Java apps on your PC. You can download Java for Windows right here.
Why bother? Because Java is the language used to program most networked, embedded and mobile apps — web content, and enterprise software, and games. The stats tell it all: 3 billion mobile phones, 97% of enterprise desktops, and 88% of desktop PCs run the JRE.
The Java Runtime Environment incorporates the Java Virtual Machine (called HotSpot), as well as necessary libraries and other tools to efficiently run applications and applets coded in Java programming language. Beyond that, the Java Runtime Environment contains two essential deployment solutions: Java Plug-in, which allows applets to run inside the browser, as well as Java Web Start, used to enable individual applications over a network.
Available Java Runtime Environment versions:
Java Runtime Environment (32-bit) and (64-bit)