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Version 8 Update 231

Release date October 15, 2019

Important Oracle Java License Update

The Oracle Java License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019.

The new

Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE

is substantially different from prior Oracle Java licenses. The new license permits certain uses, such as personal use and development use, at no cost — but other uses authorized under prior Oracle Java licenses may no longer be available. Please review the terms carefully before downloading and using this product. An FAQ is available

here

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Commercial license and support is available with a low cost Java SE Subscription.

Oracle also provides the latest OpenJDK release under the open source GPL License at jdk.java.net.

Why download Java?

Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment. Upgrading to the latest Java version improves the security of your system, as older versions do not include the latest security updates.

Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few.

Java software for your computer, or the Java Runtime Environment, is also referred to as the Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, Java plug-in, Java plugin, Java add-on or Java download.