Java 6: Update N Nice but
Java: Update N
The Consumer JRE or Update N for Java 6 is a good one solving some bottlenecks of previous Java versions.
Except Quickstart and Nimbus all items of the new Update worked pretty well on my Win XP Notebook.
I was trying some Java apps i have written but i did not see a remarkable launch improvement instead they were running as usual.
The Deployment Toolkit is a nice Add-On for the Browser telling me that i am using Java 1.7.0 on my Windows.
I have no hard figures for Quickstart on Win XP but i feel my Swing apps already run smooth and have appropriate start up times.
Concerning Nimbus i would love to see it working on Win XP so i hope it will be stable in the near future.