Quick guide to download and install OpenJDK 16 on Windows. - OpenJDK Community Version
OpenJDK is the short form of Open Java Development Kit similar to Oracle's Java Development Kit used to develop Java Applications. Main difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK is that OpenJDK is free for all while Oracle Java Development Kit or Oracle JDK requires commercial license. For more details refer openjdk vs oracle jdk
If you want to know more about OpenJDK, you can go through Open Java Development Kit Quick guide.
Note: To uninstall previously installed OpenJDK please refer Uninstall OpenJDK Windows
There are many OpenJDK vendors out there in the market ( here is the OpenJDK Vendors List ), you can download OpenJDK from AdoptOpenJDK, Redhat OpenJDK, Zulu OpenJDK or from Community OpenJDK.
Below are the steps to download and install Community OpenJDK. If you would like to install OpenJDK from other vendors please refer :
Unlike Oracle JDK or AdoptOpenJDK, community OpenJDK 16 doesn't provide any executables (windows .exe files ) for easy installation. This might make the OpenJDK 16 installation on Windows bit difficult for newbies. To install windows OpenJDK 16, all you have to do is, Download the latest OpenJDK 16 zip/tar file and unzip to a convenient directory on you windows machine. Set the path to downloaded OpenJDK 16 bin directory in the Path Variable.
Here is the step by step procedure to download and install the latest OpenJDK 16 on Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7.
Once the OpenJDK 16 Download and installation is complete, we can verify the installed OpenJDK 16 version using Command Prompt.
Click on Windows Search Button and type cmd and then click on command prompt shortcut.
Go to command prompt and type java -version
The above command prints the OpenJDK 16 version you installed.
C:\Users\SHRUTHI K S>java -version openjdk version "16-ea" 2021-03-16 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 16-ea+8-306) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 16-ea+8-306, mixed mode, sharing)
Note: Here is the list of OpenJDK known-issues OpenJDK Known Issues
Here is the quick video tutorial that demonstrates how to Download and Install OpenJDK 16 on Windows 10.
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