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You may well have had a small window pop up on your screen from time to time, telling you that you need to update Java. And you’ve probably been left thinking “What on earth is Java and why do I need it?” Well… in addition to Java being an exceptionally nice, albeit very strong coffee from Indonesia, it’s also a free piece of software that your computer needs to complete a whole host of tasks. Java is free software or to describe it more technically - a programming language and computing platform, which allows you to play games, chat with people worldwide, watch videos, view images in 3D etc., etc., etc….. you can even calculate the interest on your mortgage thanks to Java! It’s also a vital part of intranet applications and e-commerce solutions. As a website builder a lot of the programs you may use to update your website require Java. In fact you’d be surprised how often Java may be involved in your life.
Java software is used to power the onboard computers in rockets, toys, planes and cars. NASA even use Java to help run their space vehicles! The Mars Rover would have come to a standstill without it!. It brings instant imaging to cameras, Internet interactivity, real-time tv graphics, and allows you to play games with your friends on your mobile phone and PCs thanks to the way it enables multiplayer options.
Sun Microsystems first launched Java back in 1995 and it now runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.
There are hundreds of basic applications and websites that won't work unless you’ve installed Java. More and more programmes which require Java are created daily so you really won’t be able to do much without it. But don’t worry because Java is fast, secure, reliable and best of all its FREE!. It only takes a matter of minutes to update and it pretty much does everything itself, you just have to click yes to allow it to do its thing. The updates contain important enhancements to maintain the performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine.
Type “Java” into a Google search and under the big Download button you’ll see a smaller link, which says “Do I have Java?” Click this then click the Verify button and it will check what, if any version of Java you have. It will then guide you to download the latest version available to you. The great thing is that when you download Java software, you only get what you need - no spyware, and no viruses.
So fear not the next time your computer asks you to update Java and simply click to allow the update. It means your computer will continue to work properly with all the applications and programmes you use.
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