Downloading JDK 1.5?

It’s more difficult to download Sun’s JDK 1.5 now (version 1.5.0_22 to be precise as I write this) that the company has officially announced its end-of-life.  Downloading it by following the normal path on Sun’s website will land you at a registration form explaining that “Sun offers Java SE for Business, a service offering that provides access to ongoing security and bug fix updates for J2SE 5.0”, presumably something you need to pay for.

However, a Google search may result in links to the JDK 1.5 download that bypass the registration form.  [nohide]This link is one such example[/nohide].

Note that this finding is information that’s already publicly available and I am not recommending that you use the link above.

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