The IBM Developer Kit for Linux®, Java™ Technology Edition is a development kit and runtime environment that contains IBM's just-in-time compiler, enhanced with a unique Mixed Mode Interpreter and a re-engineered Java virtual machine. Like earlier IBM Java™ Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) versions, the IBM Developer Kit for Linux passes Oracle's Java compatibility test and provides stability and performance when you deploy your enterprise e-business applications.
For information on the operating system platforms and Linux distributions that have been tested, please refer to the Tested Platforms and Distributions page. Customers who obtain the IBM Java Platform Standard Edition SDK by purchasing an IBM product (for example, WebSphere) can obtain support via the product's support team. When obtained free via a download or via a Linux distribution, the IBM Java Platform Standard Edition SDK has no support unless such support is purchased as part of a chargeable support offering. Periodic updates incorporating fixes may be made available as deemed appropriate by IBM.