Where To Download Previous Versions of Java

Earlier this week I received the following Skype message from a co-worker.

[10:10:15 AM] i can not find an where to download official Java 6 update 23
[10:10:21 AM] mostly its from third party sites

I can’t even begin to state how many things I find wrong from the above message. Normally I would just reply with a link to Let Me Google That For You, such as the following search for Java 6 Update 23 download. I decided against being a wise guy, and found the Java archive site because it seen this question come up before for other software packages. Not all, but most software vendors such as Oracle, MySQL, Perforce, and others make available previous versions of their tools or software. It’s usually in a small link at the bottom of the main download the reads software archive, older version, previous releases, or something to that effect.

In the case of Java, Oracle has a Java Technology Products Download page where you can find the older versions of the JDK, JRE, and other Java framework and toolkits.


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