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JVM platform independent or platform dependant?

Shruthi Sam
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Hi,
My doubt is about the JVM, which is used to run a program. Is JVM platform dependant? are we using different JVM's for different OS? Please clarify.
Maneesh Godbole
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JVM is platform dependent.
JVM for Windows and say Windows for Linux will be different. The JVM acts as an interface/layer between your code and the OS.
That is why your code becomes platform independent.


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Shruthi Sam
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Thank you very much.

 
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