Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:23 UTC
Java Sun's starting to phase out mobile Java that's been the standard on cellphones and other small devices in favor of their standard edition, which are made for PCs everywhere. Sun VP James Gosling's reasoning for shifting everyone over to Java Standard Edition is because 'cellphones and TV set-top boxes are growing up', meaning they're getting enough processing power to handle all the demands of full-featured Java.
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Yes, it seems that the JRE Updates install full versions
so they can be independently removed. I've seen as many as 11 different Sun JREs installed.
In a few cases, older versions, as far back as ver 1.3 are needed to support apps that won't work reliably with anything newer but, for a ( growing ) handful of users, once Java errors start happening, nothing but a re-imaging will resolve the problem.
So, I was hoping that someone could recommend an alternative JVM with in IE browser plug-in. ( Regrettably , some of the organisation's intranet sites don't work properly with Firefox or Opera )

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