Where could I download Java?

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Hey there guys!

I was just wondering if it's possible to download Java on a Intel-Duo iMac and if so, where could I download it from?

I've been looking around the sun.java website ALL day and I just can't seem to find it... Annoyed

Anyway, thanks alot for the help in the future guys!

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Java comes on all Macs already installed.

There are some details here:
http://developer.apple.com/java/

Apple maintains the JVM on the Mac, not Sun, so if you want to download documentation, updates, or get the latest version before it's released as a system update, you can find it linked from that page on Apple's site.

I hope that helps.

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Do any of you know where I could find some good tutorials about Java?

I have been looking all over the Sun website, but it really doesn't help. =[

Thanks!

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Normally I do recommend the Sun tutorials. They organize them into "trails":

The actual programming stuff starts here:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/index.html

And if you're not familiar with building java programs on your computer, check this trail:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/...index.html

That one is a bit wordy, but it works. (Follow the linux build instructions on your Mac).

There are also a bazillion books out there. I've heard people recommend "Head First Java".

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I'd recommend Learning Java, by O'Reilly Media -- I haven't finished reading it yet, but it's pretty good. It does seem to assume that you already know a language or two, in that it makes comparisons to other languages in explaining Java, but if you don't know any others (I don't know if you do) it'd probably not be too difficult.
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