The type of installation depends on your requirement and the platform that you choose to install.
Table 1-1 Installation Requirements and Related Tasks
|Run Java programs but not develop them||Download and install the JRE for your platform|
|Develop Java applications||Download and install the Java Development Kit (JDK) for your platform. The JDK includes the JRE, so you do not have to download both separately.|
|Use JRE on a server but do not want the ability to run rich internet applications (RIAs)||Download the Java SE Server JRE for your platform|
To understand the version-string scheme that is used to distinguish various JDK and JRE releases, see Version-String Format.
JDK, JRE, and Server JRE can be installed on the following platforms:
You can download JDK and JRE from Java SE Development Kit Downloads page.
For supported processors and browsers, see Oracle JDK Certified System Configurations.
Installation of the JDK and the JRE on Microsoft Windows Platforms: Instructions include steps to install JDK and JRE on 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Installation of the JDK and JRE on Linux Platforms: Instructions include installation from Archive binaries and Red Hat Package Manager (RPM).
Installation of Server JRE 10 on Linux: Instructions include steps to install Server JRE on Linux.
Manual Installation and Registration of the Java Plug-in on Linux: Instructions include steps to manually install the JRE plug-in, which is required to run Java applets in a browser. This procedure does not apply to Server JRE installation.
The installation of JRE 10 and JDK 10 requires macOS 10.10 or later.
Installation of the JDK and the JRE on macOS: Instructions include steps to install JDK and JRE on macOS platform.
To learn about the files and directories that are created after JDK and JRE installation, see Installed Directory Structure of JDK and JRE.