Java™ SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Release Candidate The Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications. Platform name: Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6) Product name: Java™ SE Runtime Environment 6 (JRE 6) File name: jre1.6.0(installation directory) Java SE 6 is strongly compatible with previous versions of the Java platform. Java SE 6 is upwards binary-compatible with J2SE 5.0 except for the incompatibilities listed. • Java SE 6 does not provide support for Itanium 1 or 2. • Java SE 6 does not provide support for Windows 98 or Windows ME. Java™ SE 6 Release Notes | Features & Enhancements Java™ 6 Home | JRE 6 Download Release Candidate(RC) A 'pre-release' or 'sneak preview' in advance of the official release. Bugs could still surface and there is some risk to the end-user.