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Is JRE an obstacle for marketing Java application?

Alexan Kahkejian
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Joined: Apr 30, 2003
Posts: 74
Hi all
Suppose that I wrote an application ( let's say voice chat for example) and tried to sell it, how much JRE downloading and installing can affect my sales, knowing that I target home user consumers which don't have high speed connection and the majority use Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Thanks in advance

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Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
AS a rule, most users already HAVE the JRE in the form of a browser plug-in of some sort.
You can have your install page just direct them to a plug-in or JRE download page if need be.
If they do not already have the plug-in or JRE, then they need it anyway for the zillion OTHER apps out there on the internet that they might run into. And they only have to do it once to gain access to those internet java things out there.
The JRE is not all that big anyway. It is not nearly as big as the SDK that you probably already downloaded.
Of course if you are patient enough, the courts might FORCE Microsoft to provide the JRE with their operating systems anyway .

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