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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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The latest stable release of FreeMind is 0.8.0. Downloading and installation instructions are given below.
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==Installing FreeMind==
==Installing FreeMind==
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FreeMind is written in Java, so it will run on almost any system, as long as that system has a Java runtime environment.
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FreeMind is written in Java, so it will run on almost any system with a Java runtime environment.
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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.
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In order to make things easier for you, we've prepared installers for the most common desktop environments: Windows, Linux and Macintosh OS X. You may choose a minimum install that gives you only the basic FreeMind package or a maximum install, which includes plugins for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Portable Document Format (PDF), reminders and help files.
===System requirements===
===System requirements===
*Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or 1.5; not 1.6 in version FreeMind 0.8.0.
*Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or 1.5; not 1.6 in version FreeMind 0.8.0.
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* You can find the latest version of Java [http://java.com/download/ on Sun's site].
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* You can find Java [http://java.com/download/ on Sun's site].
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**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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**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.
* About 13MB of Hard Disk space for the full version, including all the plug-ins.
* 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.
* At least 512MB of Memory. More memory is better, especially if you will be creating large mind maps.
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** Version 0.7.1 runs fine on as few as 128MB of Memory.
 
==Step-by-step overview==
==Step-by-step overview==
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# Install Java Runtime if you do not have it.
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# Install Java Runtime Environment if you do not have it.
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# Choose FreeMind installation file by operating system.
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# Choose a FreeMind installation file by operating system.
# Download the chosen installation file.
# Download the chosen installation file.
# Install FreeMind.
# Install FreeMind.
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| [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/FreeMind-Windows-Installer-0_8_0.exe?download Windows Installer]
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| '''MS Windows'''
| '''MS Windows'''
| [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/FreeMind-Windows-Installer-0_8_0-max.exe?download Windows Installer Max]
| [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/FreeMind-Windows-Installer-0_8_0-max.exe?download Windows Installer Max]
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| '''Mac OS X'''
| '''Mac OS X'''
| [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_0.dmg?download MAC OS X]
| [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freemind/Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_0.dmg?download MAC OS X]
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==Older versions==
==Older versions==
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You can also download older versions, see [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118 all files for download].
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You can also download older versions; see [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118 all files for download].
==Source code==
==Source code==
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You can download source code by browsing [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118 all files for download], looking for the files containing "-src-" substring.
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You can download source code by browsing [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118 all files for download], looking for the files containing the "-src-" substring.
==Latest beta version==
==Latest beta version==
If you'd like to help us test the new version of FreeMind, Release 0.9.0 Beta 15, [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118&package_id=188772  go get it].
If you'd like to help us test the new version of FreeMind, Release 0.9.0 Beta 15, [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118&package_id=188772  go get it].
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