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    Java version for Windows XP

    I was playing a game on Pogo and in the chat window someone said they had install vesion 1.5. I'm using version 1.4.2_05 (Java 2 Runtime Environment SE).

    My questions are: Is there a newer version than the one I'm using and do I need Java Console which installs with Java? <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by tony55 on 08-Oct-04 18:44. )</P>Just checked at Java download centre and the latest Windows version is 1.4.2_05

    As for your second question, I have set up Java not to run the console. It is used to display messages printed by System.out and System.err objects which are not particlarly useful for the average user.

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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    You probably have the latest version Gloria. To check, open the Java Control Panel and click on the Update tab. If you have "Check for updates automatically" enabled, then the scheduler will check for the latest version at various times. If you want to make sure, click on the "Update Now" button. Mine shows the same as yours - version 1.4.2_05.

    As for the Java console, it is mainly used for debugging problems. Again, in the Java Control Panel (Basic tab), you have the option to show, hide or do not start..
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Thanks Tony, I was there too but I was hunting for ver 1.5. The chat group message was probably written by someone who was 2 clicks away from going to sleep.

    While I have your attention, let me ask you this. Where can I find the version of Java for Firefox 1.0?
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Links for Firefox plugins are available from mozdev.org

    If you want to know what plug-ins you have installed in Firefox type aboutlugins in the address bar

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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Thank you Rebel, but how do you open the Java Control Panel? I have only Java Web Start in my program files, and Java Control Panel eludes me. Plain Java's not in Add Remove either.
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    In IE, click on Tools>Sun Java Console. When the console opens, close it. Then you should see the Java Coffee Cup in the taskbar. Right Click on it and select Open Control Panel.
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 has been released. Follow the link on the right side of the page to download it. At one point in the process you'll get the chance to d/l the runtime environment (J2RE) which contains version 1.5 of the JVM. Took me a couple fo tries to get it. The site must be busy. Sun sure has a screwed up way of numbering things.

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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Thanks Joe

    Only took 5 attempts to get the download.

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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    I am as confused as I was before I started trying to find Java for Firefox. I followed your instructions and installed, according to the Wizard" J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0.
    I typed in the Firfox address bar 'about:lugins' and this is what I see:

    7 instances of .dll files for Java (tm) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0. The files names are listed but they all say Java Plug-in 1.5.0 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper). No where do I see the name Firefox or Mozilla.,

    Did I install the right one and is that the way they're supposed to read? I wish I'd never heard of Java..
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    I am as confused as I was before I started trying to find Java for Firefox. I followed your instructions and installed, according to the Wizard" J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0.
    I typed in the Firfox address bar 'about:lugins' and this is what I see:

    7 instances of .dll files for Java (tm) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0. The files names are listed but they all say Java Plug-in 1.5.0 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper). No where do I see the name Firefox or Mozilla.,

    Did I install the right one and is that the way they're supposed to read? I wish I'd never heard of Java..
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Yes Gloria, you installed the right one.
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Well! How about that, I did something right for a change. Thanks John for all your help. I'll talk to you another time and you can take that to the bank.
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    Re: Java version for Windows XP

    Worked like a charm, thank you so much. I will make a note of this in case someone else needs the info.
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