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What is going on with JVM for ipx viewer?

Can someone direct me to a site that might explain this to me?

I go to this page:
http://heavenlyvacationcabins.com/TreeTopsInfo/TreeTopPhotos.html

I click on "Virtual Tour"

I get a little "Install on Demand" window for "Java virtual machine"

I click on "Download" which sends me to:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/getosver/javaxp.asp

In the meantime the virtual tour thing starts running, sometimes.

I'm supposed to fix this thing. It probably works for everyone but me.

tk
Monday, March 29, 2004

I tried it with IE 6 and Firefox 0.8 and everything is working OK. I don't get anything about a Java Virtual Machine.

I have got the Sun Java Virtual Machine installed on my machine.

PeterM
Monday, March 29, 2004

Thanks.

I kept downloading the JVM from Sun but nothing happened until I deleted the JVM and installed it again. Success. Now I have two coffee cups on my Control Panel one works one doesn't. I think that first coffee cup was the problem.

tk
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

tj, I do not like the SUN JVM because it is a Real RESOURCE HOG and slow as cold molasses. I suggest that you remove it and just simply use the Microsoft JVM which IS an order of magnitude more efficient, faster and secure.

Yes, its true I do like Microsoft products because they work better much MUCH beter.

David Mozer
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I can only agree about the "user experience" of Sun's JRE.

Of course Microsoft's JVM is facing a setting sun:

http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/java/

The upshot of all this may be the death of browser-embedded Java applets.  I just can't imagine that users are going to remain satisfied with Sun's effort.  The growing number of Java viruses will just hasten the process.

Bob Riemersma
Friday, April 02, 2004

What difference does the Sun verses MS JVM issue make in viewing my little panoramic picture.

I'm most concerned that the ordinary surfer will be able to see the picture without doing any fiddling. I had to fiddle. I don't want the surfers to.

tk
Friday, April 02, 2004

I think the issue is that users of Windows XP can "lose" their Microsoft JVM under some update scenarios. Since it is no longer available, they can't reinstall it.

Then they need to install Sun's JRE instead, and this can be a little bit "fiddley" as you discovered.

Bob Riemersma
Friday, April 02, 2004

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