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IS JDK free software ??

madhu v pe
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Can anyone let me know is jdk free software can be downloaded from net for free?
if yes, please provide the link to download.

Ulf Dittmer

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What did you find out when you googled "download jdk"?
madhu v pe
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there are several links to show can be downloaded for free
and shows can be downloaded from sun for the free.
Is it true??
Please help, and sun site contains NetBeans IDE bundle for download but no where shows that it is free.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Yes, it is free. Look in our FAQ, and it tells you which website to find it on. Don't use NetBeans if you are a beginner; get a decent editor, eg Notepad++ and use the command line.
Tony Docherty

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Well why not try downloading it and if no one asks you for money before you can download it then it's free.

Does this really qualify as an Intermediate level question?
madhu v pe
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Thanks for the answers.
I am not a beginer, but just worried due to current web laws.
I knew that it is not a intermediate level question.
I thought I may not get proper answer if I ask a beginer.

Vikas Kapoor
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Never mind madhu...
But make sure you have tried yourself best but couldn't get it. Nowadays google has made everything handy.
Jesper de Jong
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To make you more confused, yes you do not have to pay anything for Sun JDK 6 but it is not free software in the sense of the Free Software Foundation (where "free" means "freedom" and not necessarily "costs no money").

It will be in the future, as Sun is busy making their Java implementation open source (OpenJDK).

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