Download of New Microsoft Virtual Machine Recommended
Users of Internet Explorer 4 for Windows now have the option to download an updated version of the Microsoft virtual machine for Java, which also includes the Java Native Interface (JNI) technology for creating platform-specific applications in Java. Additionally, developers and users of the Internet Explorer 5 Beta can download the latest version of Microsoft's virtual machine for Windows, which includes enhancement for integrating applications written in Java with other software and services.
For more information on Microsoft's compliance with the recent court order in the Microsoft-Java lawsuit, please refer to our notice to customers.
Many versions of Java have Year 2000 date-related issues. We recommend that all users update their virtual machine for Java. Please refer to the Microsoft Virtual Machine Year 2000 Product Guide for details and recommendations to address known issues. The latest version (build 3165) of the virtual machine is now available for download. If you require the 2400 series, see note below.
Note to Corporate Administrators and users of Windows NT 4.0 Server and Workstation: If you want an updated Microsoft virtual machine in the 2400 series, click here. Otherwise, select one of the other VMs offered on this page. Please refer to the Microsoft Virtual Machine Year 2000 Product Guide for details and recommendations to address known issues.
Information on Available Microsoft Virtual Machines
See the full list of Microsoft virtual machines recommended for download.
Windows 3.x and Windows NT 3.51 Users
Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows 3.x and Windows NT Workstation 3.51 are based on a version of Java that does not include JNI, so there will be no update for these operating systems.
Users of Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01 for Macintosh can optionally use Apple’s Macintosh Runtime for Java (MRJ) by updating their Java preference in the preference panel. Future versions of Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition will continue to support Apple's MRJ and make MRJ the default virtual machine for Java. As a result of the integration of Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition and the Macintosh operating system's virtual machine, customers will benefit greatly and have a more seamless computing experience.
Here's how to change your default virtual machine from the Microsoft virtual machine to Apple Macintosh Runtime for Java (MRJ):
Internet Explorer 4.01 for HP-UX uses a virtual machine from Hewlett-Packard. Internet Explorer 4.01 for Sun Solaris will be re-released without a Java virtual machine. Note that future versions of Internet Explorer for both HP-UX and Solaris will use the native virtual machine for Java for their operating system.
Microsoft virtual machine List
You can download updated Microsoft virtual machines from the list.
Visual Studio Users
If you would like a Java virtual machine that supports JNI, download one from the following list.