Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is a component required for different applications. This component is in fact a library that contains programming code which allows other applications to run.
JRE it is like an operating system for some applications, without this library you cannot use those apps because they are made using Java programming language. In general, this library is used by multimedia or interactive applications.
Usually, programs with great usability are made using Java, but also computer games or interfaces that require drag&drop functionality are made using this technique.
Java remains at the top position because it’s among the popular languages because of the wide range of features it provides users with. It has gained enormous popularity since it appeared for the first time. It is currently one of the most widely used general-purpose programming languages.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in os components category and is available to all software users as a free download.