Check If Java Already Installed

BuddySpace2 is implemented in Java in order to run identically on modern Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms. To run BuddySpace2 you need to make sure that Java is installed (it is already included on many platforms, or downloadable as part of the full BuddySpace download).To check whether you already have Java installed, please do the following:

  • Open a 'terminal' window (for Windows, try Start... Run... and type: cmd)
  • Type the following command: java -version
  • If java is installed on your machine, you'll see something like this:
java version "1.4.1_02"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1_02-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1_02-b06, mixed mode)
  • If the version number is or you are fine!
  • If you get an older version number or an error message, then you need to install the Java Runtime Engine, so select the appropriate option on our downloads page.