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Java has been here for decades. This programming language and free platform was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995, and has since then received dozens of updates, improving its features and capabilities over time. The platform is everywhere; it forms the basis of many popular games and programs, making it a crucial component of any operating system.

As a matter of fact, lots of applications and websites (and more created every day) will not work unless Java is installed. This is because many of today’s applets are written in Java programming language.

Why download Java?

Java software platform allows you to play online games, chat with people from across the globe, view images in 3D, compute your mortgage interest, and so on in a secure environment.

Once downloaded, Java embeds itself in browsers, allowing you to download applications and run them in a sandbox which has no access to the underlying OS, ensuring your device’s security. The technology is regularly and frequently updated in order to quickly address any identified security flaws.

Is it Java free to download?

As mentioned, Java is a free platform. Hence, it costs nothing to download. To get the latest version of the software, just go to

If you are looking to embed Java in the consumer device you’re building, you may need to get in touch with Oracle for more information.

How to download Java for Windows?

To install Java on your computer, just open you browser and navigate to (Make sure that you are not taken to a malware replica site. The URL in the address bar should start with


Once certain that you’re on the official website, click on “Free Java Download.” This will take you to a page showing the latest Java version. Click the “Agree and Start Free Download” button

Wait for the program to download completely and then click “Run.” Follow the prompts to install the program in your computer. When your Java installation is complete, you may need to restart your browser.

Keeping your Java updated is important. Click here to learn more about the advantages of the updating to the latest version.