Basic Setup

Java 2 SDK

This section describes the installation process of the Java 2 SDK (JDK), version 1.4.2 (MacOS X users can directly jump to the next section as Java is part of the operating system).

  1. Download the J2SE v 1.4.2_04 SDK from for Windows or Linux, depedending of your operating system, and save the installer on your hard disk;
  2. Launch the downloaded installer and follow the instructions of the wizard (accept the license agreement, select to install all the features and the target installation directory, register the Java Plug-in with your browser (optional)). Write down the target installation directory;
  3. Restart your system if requested by the installer.

If you are curious about the Java technology foundations, have a look at The Java Language Environment White Paper.