Revised: Wednesday December 12 2001
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or later
Java 1.1 applets are working with Explorer 4 or later, but you have to
select the option Microsoft Virtual Machine or Microsoft VM
at the installation process! Otherwise no Java is installed!
A lot of applets are not running correctly with the old Java VM shipped
Get the latest
Plugin for Internet Explorer from SUN or if you prefer the Microsoft
VM (very old Java version) get it from here!
Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.X
The Navigator has a built-in Java virtual machine (VM). So you do not have
to install the Java VM from Sun.
Navigator is able to run Java 1.1 applets since version 4.06. If you
have an older version, the easiest way to run Java 1.1 applets, is to upgrade.
With Navigator 3.0 or earlier versions there is no possibility to run
Java 1.1 applets!
In case of problems starting Java applets (e.g. error message "class
not found: Stereoscope.class" or "... CAN'T INIT") a possible reason could
be that you accessed this page with a Netscape browser 4.x via a proxy
server. In this case please follow these steps:
If the write protection was not set, Netscape will remove the entry from
the 'prefs.js' file.
Close all instances of Netscape
Edit the preference-file PREFS.JS using notepad:
This is usually located in a directory /programs/Netscape/Users/USERNAME/,
the file is called 'prefs.js'.
Add or modify the following line:
Netscape 6 or Mozilla
Netscape 6 and Mozilla are based on the same program. To run Java Applets
with these browsers you have to install the
Plug-in from Sun.
The Opera Browser
The Opera Browser uses Sun's Java Plugin to run applets - no problem.
Plug-in from Sun.
Sun's HotJava browser
Sun's HotJava browser uses Sun's Java VM. To run it you have to get the
Java Runtime from Sun, too!
I like the HotJava browser very much, because it is small and fast!
Runtime Environment (Java 1.1)
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LLC does not warrant the above procedures nor is it responsible for any
adverse effects as the result of using or installing any of the above programs
or procedures. Use at your own risk.