This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Nope, won't run on Windows. There are libraries that it needs from Mac, plus the whole "ide" is a Mac only software. I think the ide is the most important. Without it you will not be able to write all that code to develop. Trust me.