This should be an easy one so I'll keep it brief.

How do you start a process/command/application in a NEW command prompt window?

I know about Runtime.exec() and the like, but this just starts the process/command/application
in the background and displays it's output in the current JVMs standard output
stream.

Ideally I would like it to be able to:
- get a command running
- wait around for a few seconds to check that it hasn't stalled
or fell over
- then abandon it so to speak (leave the new window open
running the command) to carry on with what it was doing.