Tailored specifically for Netscape Navigator running on SolarisTMplatforms. Other Java Plug-ins, available from Sun's Java Software group, are developed for use with Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator running on Microsoft Windows platforms.
Sun does not support the use of any JRE prior to 1.2.1_03 with Java Plug-in 1.2.
Installs at the system level by default, so you can install the plug-in on a centrally-located server and all users can access the plug-in over NFS.
Can coexist on the same machine with Java Plug-in 1.1.2 (in different locations). With other versions, you can only install one Java Plug-in on your machine.
Uses native threads. Java Plug-ins available from Java Software use green threads. See the Java White Paper for more information on Java multi-threading.