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Java newbie trying to create an entry path on a Macintosh

 
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Hi,

I am taking an intro to Java class in January, but I wanted to get a head start on some reading, & exercises before the class begins. I just started reading my books for class: Head First Java & Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design. I also had a question about creating an entry to a PATH environment. I am currently working on a Mac, OX 10.3.9, & I just downloaded J2SE Dev Kit Documentation. When it downloaded & unstuffed the folder on my desktop, it created a folder called 'docs'. I cannot seem to find the 'bin directory'. Where do I place this on my hardrive to begin working? Hopefully this makes sense!

thanks so much,
 
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I think you downloaded the Documentation and you wanted to download the jdk (JDK 6 Update 3). The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) includes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The Java SE 6 Documentation is documentation and the Java SE 6 JDK Source Code is source code. Neither of the last 2 are executable.
 
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If you're using a Mac, then you do not want to download Sun's JDK.

Java for Mac is typically supplied by Apple. See Apple Java downloads.
[ December 10, 2007: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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