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Stuart Lord
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I would like to download Java 5 from the Java website but don't know which file to choose - any help would be much appreciated
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch!

Here is Sun's Java SE download page.

If you are just starting with Java, I recommend the "JDK 5.0 Update 9," which includes the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). You should not need the NetBeans IDE or Java EE (Enterprise Edition) at this point.

Be sure to carefully follow the installation instructions -- especially with respect to setting the PATH variable.

Let us know how this goes!
 
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Thanks a lot for this help..! I was able to download and install the Java 5 SDK with the minimum of hassle and have had a chance to experiment with it to see that it works OK.

I am in the process of studying for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5(SCJP) and now I can test out some of the new features in Java..
 
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