About Java Technology

Java technology is everywhere. In lots of familiar places, and in many places that might surprise you. Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software.

With more than 9 million developers worldwide, Java enables you to efficiently develop, deploy and use exciting applications and services. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

Java Facts
-1.1 billion desktops run Java
-930 million Java Runtime Environment downloads each year
-3 billion mobile phones run Java
-31 times more Java phones ship every year than Apple and Android combined
-100% of all Blu-ray players run Java
-1.4 billion Java Cards are manufactured each year
-Java powers set-top boxes, printers, games, car navigation systems, ATMs, lottery terminals, medical devices, parking payment stations, and more.

What are the system requirements for Java 7?
The system requirements information on this page represents a subset to provide overview of supported browsers and operating systems. Detailed information on system requirements are available at Supported System Configurations.

Windows
Windows 8 (Desktop)
Windows 7
Windows Vista SP2
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit); Windows XP SP2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
RAM: 128 MB; 64 MB for Windows XP (32-bit)
Disk space: 124 MB
Browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.6 and above, Chrome

Mac OS X
Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later.
Administrator privileges for installation
64-bit browser
A 64-bit browser (Safari or Firefox, for example) is required to run Java 7 on Mac OS X. 32-bit browsers such as Chrome do not support Java 7 on the Mac platform.

Linux
Oracle Linux 5.5+
Oracle Linux 6.x (32-bit)*, 6.x (64-bit)**
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5+, 6.x (32-bit)*, 6.x (64-bit)**
Ubuntu Linux* 10.04 and above
Suse Linux Enterprise Server* 10 SP2, 11.x
RAM: 64 MB
Disk space: 58 MB
Browsers: All OS that support versions Firefox 3.6 and above
*Not certified on Oracle VM
**Not certified on Oracle VM. Only 64-bit JVM is certified.