Monday, December 17, 2012

Windows 8 Does Java

This is my Windows 8 start screen.  Look closely at the red highlighted box.  See it?   Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you.  This is, in deed, a tile with Eclipse on it.  64-bit Eclipse, Juno,  downloaded from   No modifications were needed.

My laptop is running 64-bit Java, from, and I have not encountered any issues.  Despite what you might hear, Windows 8 will do Java and makes for a decent development environment.   I plan to post more information pertaining to Java; but, for now, I'll leave you with a screen shot of Eclipse and the obligatory Hello World application and some messages from the command prompt.

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