Java - What does it mean?

Lucid3 has been developed using the Java platform. This allows Lucid3 to run under any operating system that supports the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) including Microsoft Windows1, Mac OSX, Unix, Linux and Sun Solaris.

For Lucid3 to install and run on your computer you need to ensure you have the latest Java Virtual Machine2 (JVM) installed. Windows users can find a copy of the JVM on the Lucid3 CD. Other operating system owners either already have the JVM as part of their operating system or can obtain it through their system update utilities. It is recommended however that you check http://www.java.com for the latest edition (available free of charge).

For more information on Lucid3 and Java please see the FAQ topic Lucid FAQ Forum

1 Please note that Sun, the maker of Java, does not support Windows 95, hence nor does Lucid3.

2 The Java Runtime Environment is sometimes also referred to as the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This is actually a subset of the JRE, but the two terms are often used interchangeably.