jQuizShow is written in 100% Pure Javatm 2 (v1.3) and, thus, can be run on any platform that supports Java (Windowstm, Mac tm, Linux, UNIX, etc.).
jQuizShow requires that the Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE)
version 1.3 or later be installed on your system in order to run.
A quick test can be performed to see if you have the JRE installed on your
system and to determine what version you have. Execute the following
at your system's command prompt:
If you have the JRE installed properly on your system, this command will
run and display the JRE version information. If this command does not
work, you will need to install a version of the JRE on your system.
If the reported version of JRE is less than 1.3, you will need to
install a more recent version of the JRE on your system.
What is Java 2 and the JRE?
Java 2 is a computer programming language that was first created by the people at Sun Microsystems, Inc. As with most programming languages, the human readable Java source code must be changed into a binary form before it can be executed by the computer. This process is called compiling. What sets the Java binary code ("Java bytecode") apart from the binary code produced by most other computer languages is that Java bytecodes are "platform-independent," that is it can theoretically be run on any computer or other platform that supports Java (e.g. a web browser).
What makes this all possible is the Java Virtual Machine (JVMtm). The JVM is a kind of translator that loads in the Java byte code and does what it says. The JVM is the key component of the Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE) and is required for running Java programs. For computer systems, the JRE can either be included as part of the operating system or it can be installed as a separate package as needed.
For more information about Java, please visit the java.sun.com web site.
Versions of the JRE are provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc. for the Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms. To download the latest version of the JRE for these platforms, please visit the Java(TM) Platform, Standard Edition web page, and click on the "Download Now" link.
For Mac users, Java is built into Mac OS X. For more information regarding this, please see the Apple Computer, Inc. Mac OS X - Technologies - Java 2 web page.
For most other platforms, a third-party port of Java is available. For information on the platforms on which a port of Java is available, see Sun's Java(TM) Platform Ports web page.