Is JVM platform independent?

What is JVM?

The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is a standardized specification that offers a runtime environment for executing Java bytecode (.class files) effectively. It serves as a virtual machine or processor, providing the necessary abstraction to enable Java's platform independence. This crucial component of Java allows the same bytecode to run on different platforms, thanks to its awareness of the platform's specific instruction lengths and unique attributes, such as the Operating System. JVM's role in facilitating platform independence is paramount in Java's design and widespread adoption.

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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.