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                      Java(TM) 2 SDK, Standard Edition
                               Version 1.3.0_01

     For a more extensive HTML version of this file, see README.html.


   * Introduction
   * Installation
   * Features
   * Demos
   * Java 2 SDK Documentation
   * System Requirements
   * Sun Java Web Pages


     Thank you for downloading this release of the Java(TM) 2 SDK,
     Standard Edition. The Java 2 SDK is a development environment for
     building applications, applets, and components that can be
     deployed on the Java platform.

     The Java 2 SDK software includes tools useful for developing and
     testing programs written in the Java programming language and
     running on the Java platform. These tools are designed to be used
     from the command line. Except for appletviewer, these tools do not
     provide a graphical user interface.

     The Java 2 SDK comes with the Java Plug-in product. You can use 
     the Java Plug-in product to enable the Internet Explorer and 
     Netscape Navigator browsers to run applets based on the Java 2 
     Platform. For more information about the Java Plug-in product, 
     see the section titled "Java 2 Runtime Environment and Java 
     Plug-in" in the README.html file.


     The complete Java 2 SDK is composed of the SDK Software plus the 
     SDK Documentation, each of which is separately downloadable.
     Installation instructions are maintained on the web site:


     Refer to the copyright and license for legal terms of use.


     The version 1.3 of the Java 2 SDK offers significant improvements in 
     functionality and performance over previous versions. See:

        * Summary of New Features - New features in original 1.3.0 
          release of the Java 2 SDK.

        * Guide to Features - Complete list of all features.

     This release, J2SE 1.3.0_01, is the first update release of J2SE 
     1.3.0. J2SE 1.3.0_01 contains new Java Plug-in enhancements, 
     including support for the Netscape Communicator 6 browser. 
     In addition, J2SE 1.3.0_01 contains fixes for bugs that have been 
     identified in the original J2SE 1.3.0 release. See the Release Notes 
     on the Java Software web site for details about the changes in J2SE 


     See also the documentation for the new Java Plug-in enhancements.


     A demo directory is included in this software bundle with a
     variety of applets, Swing applications, and other examples for 
     you to try out. The demos come with complete source code.

Java 2 SDK Documentation

     This section describes the documentation provided with the 
     original J2SE 1.3.0 release. That documentation is applicable to 
     J2SE 1.3.0_01 as well. For new features and bug fixes in J2SE
     1.3.0_01, see the online release notes. 


     The on-line J2SE Documentation contains API specifications,
     developer guides, tool reference pages, demos, and links to
     related information. It is located at


     The Java 2 SDK documentation is also available in a download bundle 
     which you can install locally with your Java 2 SDK software. See the 
     download page: 

System Requirements

     Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000 operating 
     systems running on Intel hardware. A Pentium 166 MHz or faster 

     At least 32 megabytes of physical RAM is required to run GUI 
     applications. Forty-eight megabytes is recommended for applets 
     running within a browser using the Java Plug-in product. 
     Running with less memory may cause disk swapping which has a severe 
     effect on performance. Very large programs may require more RAM for 
     adequate performance. 

     You should have 65 megabytes of free disk space before attempting 
     to install the Java 2 SDK software. If you also install the 
     separate documentation download bundle, you need an additional 120 
     megabytes of free disk space.

Sun Java Web Pages

     For additional information, refer to these Sun Microsystems pages
     on the World Wide Web:

          The Java Software web site, with the latest information on
          Java technology, product information, news, and features.
          Java 2 SDK v1.3 Product Page
          Java Platform Documentation provides access to white papers,
          the Java Tutorial and other documents.
          Java Platform Technologies for the Solaris(TM) Operating 

The Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, is a product of Sun Microsystems(TM), 
Inc.  This product includes code licensed from RSA Data Security.

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