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Ineophyte Level 1 Level 1

I am trying to use a website with my Ipad.  The website needs Java.  There is a a button on the website that says it will download Java, but when I try it says can't do so because my mahchine needs windows.  Does this make sense?

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10

    You cannot download and install Java on the iPad so it will not work. Windows or no Windows, Java will not work on the iPad.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    Java is not supported on the iPad, and you can't download any plugins onto the iPad. Does the site have a non-Java version and/or have their own app in the app store ?

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4

    If nothing else works, consider subscribing to a third-party remote desktop service like AlwaysOnPC ( ), it runs the applets at just fine.


    Unfortunately, otherwise remote emulation-based, inexpensive browsers like iSwifter (which is just a proxy to a server-side Firefox) can't run applets at all. Neither can SkyFire, Puffin or Photon, the other three, known remote desktop and/or stream transcoding-based browsers. That is, your only choice is full remote terminal  access.

  • Ineophyte Level 1 Level 1

    No, but thanks for helping

  • Ineophyte Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the suggestion, just sounds too complicated for me and not worth it for this one application.

  • Ineophyte Level 1 Level 1

    No, but thanks for your help.

  • Jamo The ipod Level 1 Level 1

    In the setting there should be a enable Javascript option

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9

    Javascript and Java are not the same thing. Turning on Javascript will NOT enable Java.

  • Jamo The ipod Level 1 Level 1

    Ok sorry about that thought they were :/

  • Nathan8989 Level 1 Level 1



    Tim Cook,

                  Sir you really need to add java based system for all Idevices, all major educational sites are using java based program!! please sir consider adding java based system.

                                                                                                     thank you!!!!

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9


    He is not here, use the above link. But it isn't going to happen, Mr. Jobs made it clear in 2007 when the iPhone was released that Java was passé technology, was a security risk, and would not be on the iPhone. This has been carried on with all other iDevices.


    Time for major educational sites to upgrade their technology.

  • Grundleheimer Level 1 Level 1

    So the entire world needs to change their business model in order to support the IPAD? Give me a break. The IOS has been out for years now and no one is changing their models to suit. There are devices out there this works on, so find one and use that to access their content, that's what these companies are thinking.


    I've been test driving an Ipad over the weekend and if anything, it has only confirmed that I will never buy one. Java and Flash, two of the most widely used languages on the internet, and Apple isn't going to support them.


    I can't do two of the things I use the computer for most because of this limitation, so Apple is off the list.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7

    Java is very rarely used on the internet and is essentially dead for client-side applications.


    Flash is on the way out. It's dead now for mobile devices and will die a slow death elsewhere.


    By the way, you are replying to a thread which has been dormant for three months. Any reason to be seeking this out?

  • Grundleheimer Level 1 Level 1

    This Is what comes up when I google the topic. Since the thread is not that old I replied to it (3 months isn't that old). I didn't feel like searching the apple forums for another post, nor did I want to start a new one.


    I think my reason why is indicated fairly clearly in my original reply.


    And my apologies, I should not have used Internet, what I meant was for everything I do I require flash or java. I'm trying to find a compelling reason to use iPad as a business tool and so far haven't found any. It's nothing but a toy.


    You can tell me all day the flash and java are archaic, but when I do my typical internet time wasting on an iPad, I can't do absolutely everything. And this is the reasOn I still dont have an iPad.


    Just saying there are products out there that do support these languages. If I'm spending $700, it better do what I need. I'm not changing for the device just so I can have an iPad like everyone else.

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