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Alternative download site for J2SE SDK

George Klarmann

Joined: May 27, 2007
Posts: 3
Just got a Java tutorial book Friday. The plan was to get a casual start on it today but I go to the Sun download page, hit download and get this:

Notice: We're Offline for System Upgrades

Our site is currently offline for maintenance. We ask that you please try again later. Be assured that we continue enhancing our system in order to provide you with the best possible service.

We appreciate your patronage and patience.


This has been the case for over an hour. I'm not real patient.

Does anyone know an alternative site for getting a clean copy of the SDK?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Welcome to JavaRanch.

I'm not aware of any non-Sun site that offers JDKs to download.
Sherlock Yao

Joined: May 26, 2007
Posts: 8
I known a chinese web site offers the JDKs, but for windows only
here is the link :

<i>Sorry for my poor English as I am a Chinese guy</i>
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
I've never heard of an alternate, not in English anyway. In any event, the Sun site seems to be working now.

"I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
George Klarmann

Joined: May 27, 2007
Posts: 3
Looks like I'm all set, the Sun site is back up and I'm happily downloading.

Thanks for the replies.
I agree. Here's the link:
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