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Hi,howya doing all..Well,I'm not doing so good,,going on borderline insane!!I'm new to the Java language..Got me a JDK,,but hmm,,?,,?From what I understand you run it from a Dos command prompt,,right,,well XP is 100% Dos free,what am I to do???!!
I've been working with JBuilder,but it's a major pain,pretty much have to learn that software,instead of starting with the actual langusge,,know what I mean??I want to work with the actual code instead of all the visual layout stuff and generated code..
Any one have any advice for me??Please,,seems everywhere I go I get ignored with this question jahmeditation@nescape.net
 
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I'm not using Windows XP, but some people around here have been using it for a few months both with jdk1.3 and jdk1.4 without problem. Perhaps one of them will see your post and have a suggestion.
 
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well I believe the command is still called "cmd.exe", so you can locate it (It was in WinNT/System32 on my NT machine-it might have moved in XP) and make a shortcut to it on your desktop.
Or you can open up the Run... dialog box and type cmd.
 
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Yep, "cmd.exe" is available in the "System32" subdirectory of your "Windows" ("WinXP" or whatever) directory in Windows XP.
Good Luck.
 
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Hi,
Well, i'm using JDK 1.3 on XP for a while now and I don't have any problem...
I think builder is not a good start to learn the language, just do some console stuff under notepad or with a freeware IDE if you find one. Personnaly I use visualslickedit but it's not a free one.
To get you started, try some Baldwin's tutorial there :
Baldwin's java tutorial
Good luck and have fun !
Brett
by the way to launch the command line, try :
start menu -> execute -> cmd
 
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Isn't the command prompt located under the Accessories folder now?
 
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That's where it is in my W2000: Start menu > Programs > Accessories > CommandPrompt
But Brett's tip above is faster (on my machine it's start menu > run > (type in) cmd )
 
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You might want to try cygwin (Cygwin site) which gives you a unix console window under Windows. I'm using it quite happily under Win2K... don't know of any reason it won't run under XP.
hth,
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Thank you all,,thank you all soo much,,I overlooked my accessories,,really haven't worked on a windows system since 3.5,,lol,youv'e all been a great help to me,,this just became my second Java home,,thnx all
 
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Where's your first?
 
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SourceForge being my first,,I had known about their site from being into python,and once I started to mess around with Jython decided to get into Java,,or maybe Java then Jython,I dunnaknow,why am I talking about this,,??,,But I find this site pretty dang good,only reason I said second is cuz I just showed up here,,and again,,thanks all,been a great help.. :roll:
 
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