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The Java™ Tutorial Fourth Edition: A Short Course on the Basics by Mark Hoeber, Tom Risser, Isaac Rabinovitch, Jacob Royal, Scott Hommel, Sharon Zakhour

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Chapter 17. Java Web Start

JAVA Web Start provides the power to launch full-featured applications with a single click. Users can download and launch applications, such as a complete spreadsheet program or an Internet chat client, without going through complicated installation procedures.

With Java Web Start, the user can launch a Java application by clicking a link in a Web page. The link points to a JNLP file, which instructs Java Web Start to download, cache, and run the application.

Java Web Start provides Java developers and users with many deployment advantages:

  • With Java Web Start, you can place a single Java application on a Web server for deployment to a wide variety of platforms, including Windows 2003/Vista/2000/XP, Linux, and Solaris. ...

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