Results are in ! Java Runtime download numbers for December
By dannycoward on Jan 15, 2009
Did you vote in the Planetarium Poll about the number of downloads of the Consumer release of the Consumer JRE in its first month ?
You'll remember Java SE 6u10 was released for manual download in October. But the followon update release Java SE 6u11 (including some bug fixes) was pushed in the Java Update mechanism (aka the popup-bubble-software-update-thingy-for-Java-on PCs-around-the-world) on December 2nd.
The results are in. Ya, you were right: they exceeded 70 million downloads of the JRE.
There were 78m completed downloads of Java SE 6u11 in December. If you include downloads of older versions as well, you get a total 95 million completed downloads of the JRE. More than the population of the Philippines.
That's a lot of browsers to drag applets out of !