Java Runtime Environment is a runtime environment that’s needed to run other software. It is also called
JRE in short.
JRE in itself is a piece of code that acts as a wrapper to contain libraries, modules, class loaders, and Java Virtual Machine that helps in the seamless running of a Java program. JRE provides another top layer over the operating system to run the Java code without various configuration changes.
JRE itself gets bound into the
Java Development Kit aka
JDK. So for developing Java, we can download JDK from the official
Oracle website. And If we only want to run Java programs and have nothing to do with the development of the same, we can download
JRE for it. There is a list of JDK and JRE versions available and the platform over which we want to install them. We can select one of our choices.
The official link to download JRE is:
In the above link, there will be a list of Standard Edition(SE) versions available.
Scroll down to
Java SE8version, or any other as per the need.
JRE downloadfrom the given hyperlinks. It will land on another page.
Choose the platform for which you want to install JRE, be it macOS, Windows, Linux. Also, pay attention to the processor (x64, x86) before selection.
A new popup will appear after selecting the desired version.
Mark the terms and conditions checkbox and click on the
Download will start and will appear just above the search bar.