You may want to print these instructions before proceeding, so that you can refer to them while downloading and installing Java. Or, just keep this document in your browser. You should read each step completely before performing the action that it describes. This document shows downloading and installing Java 8 on Windows 7 in Summer 2015. You should download and install the latest Java.
The following instructions were composed for installing Sun Java 1.8.0_60 (aka Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8, Update 60). The version you download may be newer. The current is Version 8 Update 121. Note: Java is already installed as part of Mac OS X, so no further installation is necessary if you have recently purchased one of these machines. You can determine whether you have the right version by typing
to the unix command prompt on Mac OS X; the response should be something like java version "1.8.0_60"; it does not have to be this exact update, but it needs to be at least "1.8..."
The Java download requires about 250 MB of disk space; keep it on your machine, in case you need to reinstall Java. When installed, Java requires about an additional 550 MB of disk space.
The following page will appear in your browser.
This file should start downloading into your standard download folder. It is about 250Mb, so it might take a few minutes to download.
The file should appear as
Terminate the window browsing the Java download page.
In a few seconds a pop-up window titled JDK 8 Update 60 will appear.
An Install JDK 8 Update 60 pop-up window will appear, with Introduction highlighted.
An Install JDK 8 Update 60 pop-up window will appear, with Installation Type highlighted (my installation skipped highlighting Destination Select).
A pop-up window will appear, asking you to enter you password.
A pop-up window will appear, with Installation highlighted. It will show a gray progress bar as the various parts of the installation are finished.
When finished, a pop-up window will appear, with Summary highlighted (and The installation was completed successfully).
You may close the original Double click icon to install window.
After seeing this message (or an error message), terminate the terminal window. If you see a disk drive icon on the desktop with the name of the file you downloaded, you can put it in the trash.
You may now follow the instructions to download and install Python or C++ and/or the Eclipse IDE (for Python, Java, or C++). Note: you need to download/install Java even if you are using Eclipse only for Python)