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Old 08-27-2003, 01:15 AM   #1
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Jre/jvm


Another simple question, is there a difference between a Java Runtime Environment and a Java Virtual Machine. If so, where can I get one of the latter? (I am currently trying to install LimeWire with little success)

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Old 08-27-2003, 01:25 AM   #2
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The Java runtime environment contains a virtual machine.

The JRE is the "evironment" needed to run Java programs. Since Java programs run inside a VM, the environment contains that.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 01:27 AM   #3
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I thought that was the case. Yet the LimeWire install still complains. Do changes to the PATH take place immediately or does something need to be restarted for changed to take place?

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Old 08-27-2003, 01:41 AM   #4
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solution: dont use LimeWire, it sucks.

Try giFT or gtk-gnutella.

and dont pirate.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 08:34 AM   #5
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You don't have to reboot the machine, but you may have to restart the terminal to pick up the PATH changes. The export command may also update the current path without a restart. So if you try

export PATH = $PATH:/path_to_jre

If you type $PATH in the console, it will show you your current path. That will let you know if your changes have been picked up.


And contrasutra is right. Limewire sucks.
 
  


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