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prabaha reddy

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what is javaw?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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It's a different version of "java", the application launcher, which starts without a terminal window. It's handy for launching graphical apps on Windows; if you use "java", you can end up opening an extra window. "javaw" doesn't have this problem.

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prabaha reddy

Joined: Dec 16, 2004
Posts: 13
Thanks a lot Ernest Friedman-Hill
I agree. Here's the link:
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