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The latest stable release of FreeMind is 0.8.1. Instructions on downloading and installing that version are given below.
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The latest stable release of FreeMind is 0.8.0. Instructions on downloading and installing that version are given below.
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===System requirements===
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*Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or 1.5 or 1.6 in version FreeMind 0.8.1
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*Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or 1.5; not 1.6 in version FreeMind 0.8.0.
* You can find the latest version of Java [http://java.com/download/ on Sun's site].
* You can find the latest version of Java [http://java.com/download/ on Sun's site].
**NOTE: 0.8.0 has some bugs when run with Java 1.6, You can download the older version [http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp Java Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 14] (you need the JRE, not the JDK). However, this link may not work, even after LogIn to sun.com.
**NOTE: 0.8.0 has some bugs when run with Java 1.6, You can download the older version [http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp Java Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 14] (you need the JRE, not the JDK). However, this link may not work, even after LogIn to sun.com.
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==Download==
==Download==
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Choose among the following binaries of the current '''FreeMind 0.8.1''', depending on your operating system:
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Choose among the following binaries of the current '''FreeMind 0.8.0''', depending on your operating system:
===Microsoft Windows===
===Microsoft Windows===
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* [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/FreeMind-Windows-Installer-0_8_1.exe Windows Installer Max]  (all-including version, 8 MB)
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* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/FreeMind-Windows-Installer-0_8_0.exe?download Windows Installer] (smaller version without export to SVG, 3 MB)
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* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/FreeMind-Windows-Installer-0_8_0-max.exe?download Windows Installer Max]  (all-including version, 8 MB)
===Mac OS X===
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* [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_1.dmg MAC OS X] (all-including version, 8 MB)
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* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_0.dmg?download MAC OS X] (all-including version, 8 MB)
===Linux===
===Linux===
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The installation procedure is [[FreeMind_on_Linux|described in length]]  
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The installation procedure is [[FreeMind_on_Linux|described in length]] but, in a nutshell, download and install the following files:
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* [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118&package_id=161831&release_id=355162 Debian Linux] (it is '''highly''' recommended to check first the [http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=355162 release notes])
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* [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118&package_id=161830&release_id=355738 SuSE 9.x Linux] (and other RPM-based distros like Fedora and Mandriva) (see also [http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=355738 release notes])
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===Any operating system===
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* [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/freemind-bin-0_8_1.zip binaries for any operating system] (smaller version without export to SVG, 3 MB)
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* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/freemind-bin-0_8_0.zip?download binaries for any operating system] (smaller version without export to SVG, 3 MB)
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* [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/freemind-bin-max-0_8_1.zip binaries for any operating system - max] (all-including version, 8 MB)
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* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/freemind-bin-max-0_8_0.zip?download binaries for any operating system - max] (all-including version, 8 MB)
==Getting older versions==
==Getting older versions==

Revision as of 21:01, 27 January 2008

 

The latest stable release of FreeMind is 0.8.0. Instructions on downloading and installing that version are given below.

Contents

Installing FreeMind

FreeMind is written in Java, so it will run on almost any system, as long as that system has a Java runtime environment.

In order to make things easier for you, we've prepared installers for the most common desktop environments: Windows, Linux and Macintosh OS X. These installers come in two sizes, a minimum install that gives you only the basic FreeMind package, and a maximum install, which includes plugins for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Portable Document Format (PDF), reminders, and help files.

System requirements

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or 1.5; not 1.6 in version FreeMind 0.8.0.
  • You can find the latest version of Java on Sun's site.
    • NOTE: 0.8.0 has some bugs when run with Java 1.6, You can download the older version Java Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 14 (you need the JRE, not the JDK). However, this link may not work, even after LogIn to sun.com.
  • About 13MB of Hard Disk space for the full version, including all the plug-ins.
  • At least 512MB of Memory. More memory is better, especially if you will be creating large mind maps.
    • Version 0.7.1 runs fine on as few as 128MB of Memory.

Step-by-step overview

  1. Install Java Runtime if you do not have it.
  2. Choose FreeMind installation file by operating system.
  3. Download the chosen installation file.
  4. Install FreeMind.

Download

Choose among the following binaries of the current FreeMind 0.8.0, depending on your operating system:


Microsoft Windows

Mac OS X

  • MAC OS X (all-including version, 8 MB)

Linux

The installation procedure is described in length but, in a nutshell, download and install the following files:

Any operating system

Getting older versions

You can also download older versions, see all files for download.

Getting latest beta version

If you'd like to help us test the new version of FreeMind, Release 0.9.0 Beta 15, go get it.
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