Installation on macOS

In this section, we will take look at how to install Java step by step on a macOS platform. I will describe the installation process for the released version available at the time of writing this book. As of now, the Java 18.9 early access version is a bit tricky to install. It is probable that the release version of Java 18.9 will have similar or the same installation steps as Java 9.

The macOS version of Java comes in the form of a .dmg file. This is a packaging format of macOS. To open it, simply double-click on the file in the Download folder where the browser saves it, and the operating system will mount the file as a read-only disk image:

There is only one file on this disk—the installation image. Double-click ...

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