Java Web Start (a Sun trademark) is a convenient way to start Java applications from the Net. The application archives are kept in a local cache and will be used in off-line mode. Java Web Start automatically looks for updates of the application, so updating is no longer a problem. With a permanent Internet connection not even the documentation must be downloaded.
You will need at least Java 1.2 to use Java Web Start. Supported operating systems are all flavors of Windows, Linux and Sun's Sparc.
Follow the following steps.