Well, it has been here since 30th of September 2004 but I just came across it.
Download link: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp
Some highlights of J2SE 5.0:
New language updates: Metadata, Generics, Enumerated types, Autoboxing of primitive types [
New JVM Monitoring and Management API [Me: Useful, but we have events in .NET for most of these and we have healthMonitoring stuff in .NET 2.0]
Improved out-of-box performance [Me: Cool]
New (but compatible) default Java look and feel.
Me: Is there anything in the language updates (as a headline) not from .NET?]
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