Can Java just shoot me?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Wed Nov 21 03:09:34 UTC 2007

Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:52:20 -0500
> David Boles <dgboles at> wrote:
>> Duh? This took about 10 seconds.
>> Start here. Follow the prompts. Either one goes to the same page.
> Yea, it takes about 10 seconds starting from that page, but how
> do you know how to find that page starting from
> There are 15,000 potential paths to follow with no roadsigns :-).
> For that matter, how do I know I need a jre rather than a jdk
> (I've seen both tossed around on web pages about installing
> java).

I suspect the acronym JRE=Java Runtime Environment clues in some folks.

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