A CD to accompany the book Physlets: Teaching with Interactive Curricular Material
by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.
In the interim, it is possible to run Physlets on all operating systems, including Apple Macintosh, using the Sun Microsystems HotJava browser. This browser is actually a Java application that runs inside the local Java VM. In other words, the Java VM is an operating system within your operating system. In order to use HotJava, you must first install a stand alone Java VM onto your computer. Then download HotJava and start this application. You will see a browser interface that is very similar to a browser that was written specifically for the operating system that you are using. There is almost no performance penalty using this approach since Physlets are written in Java and the HotJava browser is an optimized Java application.