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. ...