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JRE / Google toolbar now live on java.com

Posted by robogeek on October 13, 2005 at 5:28 PM PDT

Remember that vague announcement last week with cooperation between Google and Sun? The concrete piece of that announcement was for Sun to bundle the Google toolbar with the Windows JRE download.

Now, a week+ later, the combined JRE+Toolbar download is available.

The windows install help page discusses it, showing that the installation of the toolbar happens as part of the JRE Installer. Since I use a Linux system I haven't tried the Windows installer, but it appears you would go to the java.com JRE download page, select the Windows installer, and awaaaay you go. (Hurm, the install help linked from that page doesn't mention the toolbar installer, while the other help page clearly does....? I'll have to ask my teammate who's been testing this what's up.)

And, no, I don't know better than the rest of you what the Google+Sun cooperation means for the long term. The speculation about the possibilities sure is fun though.

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