78m completed downloads of Java SE 6u11 in December

Interesting stats. Is Java already ubiquitous on the client?


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No, and not even close to Flash

Posted by Mark on January 20, 2009 at 07:27 PM CET #

Sun has agreements with the top 10 computer manufactures and they install Java on every Windows machine. Even my mom and Grandpa have Java. I think Java penetration is pretty close to Flash. Somewhere I read numbers like 70% - 80%, which isn't the 95% of Flash but it is still significant.

Part of the reason the new applet plugin was done in Update 10 instead of Java 7 is so that computer manufactures would not have to re-certify a new version of the JRE. Plus, all of the existing computers with Java 6 will pick up the updates. When Java 7 comes out, I don't think you'll be able to upgrade using the auto updater.

Posted by Ryan on January 20, 2009 at 07:58 PM CET #

Most computers still have Java 5.

Posted by Bryan on January 20, 2009 at 11:12 PM CET #

Ryan,

indeed my mom runs Ubuntu with JDK 16u10 (or even u11 now) :-),

regards,

adam

Posted by Adam Bien on January 21, 2009 at 08:35 AM CET #

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