|A major enhancement in terms of end-user usability.
- Java Kernel, a small installer including only the most commonly used jre classes. Enhanced updater.
- Enhanced versioning and pack200 support: server-side support is no longer required.
- Java quick starter, to improve cold start-up time.
- Improved performance of java2D graphics primitives on windows, using direct3D and hardware acceleration.
- A new Swing look and feel called NIMBUS and based on synth.
- Next-generation java plug-in: applets now run in a separate process and support many features of web start applications.
|This release includes the highly anticipated 64-bit java plug-in (for 64-bit browsers only), windows server 2008 support, and performance improvements of java and JAVAFX applications.|