Downloading the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)

  1. Visit

  2. Click the link labeled Download JDK 5.0 Update 2. (As of March 2005, it's "Update 2," but it'll change frequently.)

    Clicking this link takes you to a license agreement page.

  3. Click Accept, and then click Continue.

    Clicking Continue takes you to a list of files to download.

  4. Click the appropriate file for your operating system.

    For most readers, I recommend the Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language download.

  5. Return to

  6. Find the part of the page labeled J2SE 5.0 Documentation.

  7. Click the corresponding Download button.

Last updated: March 16, 2005