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Sbusiso Nhlumayo

Joined: Sep 22, 2003
Posts: 6
What is JVM?
What is its Purpose?
Where can I get it?

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24195

JVM stands for Java Virtual Machine. The JVM runs Java programs -- you can't run a Java program without one, just like you can't run most C programs on Windows without some flavor of MSVCRT.DLL. You can download Sun's no-cost JVMs for several platforms from .

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Chao Chihwai

Joined: Sep 24, 2003
Posts: 5
Java virtual machine is very important for java language.
We know that java is a cross platform language,
becaue of after compiling a java souce code(*.java),
it would create a btye code(*.class),
and be executed by any OS or hardware computers which have been installed the java virtual machine.
So the java virtual machine is the key in cross platform.
I am new here,
please tolerate my poor English.
Sbusiso Nhlumayo

Joined: Sep 22, 2003
Posts: 6
I agree. Here's the link:
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