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About JVM

Deepak Yadav

Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 9
It is always said that Java is Aritecture Netural, Java is platform independent but JVM we are using is Platform dependent Why???
Please clerify my answer..................
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 43268
Java is platform independent because the JVMs are platform specific.

Java bytecode is exactly the same, but what you need to run on Windows is different from Linux and that is different from Mac.
So the different JVMs take the same bytecode and run it for their machines.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42956
Where do you see the contradiction between Java being platform-independent and the JVM being platform-dependent?
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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