Java™ Virtual Machine for Windows® XP
Read on to know more about how Java™ Virtual Machine can increase functionality of your Windows® XP machine
Windows® XP is one of the most popular operating systems made by Microsoft®. This OS allows the installation and uses a wide variety of applications and programs. Some of these applications might require an additional piece of software known as Java™ Virtual Machine. Java™ Virtual Machine is basically a set of software that is necessary to run Java™ based programs. Java™ Virtual Machine can also be explained as a run-time environment for hosting Java™ applications such as Site Builder. Java™ applets run in a Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) that has no access to the host operating system. Java™ virtual machine does not come preloaded on the Windows® XP Operating system; so users need to install this separately.
Following details give users more information about the role of Java™ Virtual Machine on Windows® XP:
- Platform independency
- Increases compatibility
- Automatic exception handling
A Java™ application can be executed in any Java™ Virtual Machine, regardless of the hardware and software being used in the system. This means that many numbers of programs will be made compatible with Windows® XP. Large number of applications that come in various languages can be executed as Java™ Virtual Machine will convert the application language into an intermediate language and then convert the intermediate language that is understandable by the operating system.
As the Java™ Virtual machine has no contact with the operating system, the chances of Java™ application damaging other files or applications and performance of Windows® XP is drastically reduced. This decreases the possibility of system crashes and subsequent data loss because of software clashes.
Running of some application on Windows® XP might result in some errors. Such errors are usually ignored in the code as the program does not have the capabilities of fixing such execution errors. The Java™ Virtual Machine provides automatic exception handling thereby increasing system stability. Based on the type of the exception, class, method in which it occurred and based on user preferences, an exception could be either handled or ignored.