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Is JVM platform independent?

What is JVM?

Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is a specification that provides runtime environment in which java bytecode(.class files) can be executed. The JVM is the platform. As the name implies, the JVM acts as a "virtual" machine or processor. Java's platform independence consists mostly of its Java Virtual Machine (JVM) . JVM makes this possible because it is aware of the specific instruction lengths and other particularities of the platform (Operating System).

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Is JVM platform independent or dependent?

The JVM is not platform independent. Java Virtual Machine (JVM) provides the environment to execute the java file(. Class file). So at the end it's depends on your kernel , and kernel is differ from OS (Operating System) to OS. The JVM is used to both translate the bytecode into the machine language for a particular computer, and actually execute the corresponding machine-language instructions as well. Without the JVM, you can’t run a Java application.







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