Travis Bretton wrote:The 286 in the basement that keeps that table from tipping over has a text editor and a command line, but would you really want to develop Java on it? :-)
Any standard PC that's not really ancient will do. What operating system are you going to use?
It's important to have enough RAM, especially if you're going to use an IDE. You'll need at the very least 1 GB, but get 2 GB or more if you can. That shouldn't be a problem since RAM is not very expensive.
Yeah. I actually do most of my programming on this ancient laptop (Pentium III, 500 MHz; 256MB RAM). I run JDK 1.5.0_17 because newer versions don't support Windows ME
I don't think you can change from 32 bits to 64 bits without buying lots of new hardware. Apart from that, your PC should be all right for Java™ programming.
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