Sun Opens Updated Java Store Beta

Paul Lilly

Sun kicked off the weekend with an updated beta release of its Java Store, a Java-FX-powered storefront currently in beta form. It's intended for developers and aims to provide an easy and secure means of discovering and acquiring Java and JavaFX apps.

"This release includes a number of new features such as: account creation in the client, the ability for developers outside of the U.S. to preview applications using the Java Store view, improved integration with Paypal, and numerous smaller features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes," Sun wrote in an official blog post on Friday.

A variety of apps comprise the Java Store, including social networking, games, productivity, business tools, and even emulators, like the C64 emulator JSwing C64. There's also an option to "Preview" an app before committing to buying it.

The Java Store is compatible with Windows XP with SP2 or later, Vista with SP2, and Mac OS X 10.5.x or later. Although not listed, in our limited testing, we've also had luck running it in Windows 7 64-bit.

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