I have an old (but good) Toshiba portable which I would like to use for Arduino s/w development. It currently has Windows 98 loaded. I have downloaded the version 00-22 IDE, but when I try to run it I just get the title screen displayed for a couple of seconds.
Is it possible to run the IDE under Windows 98?
Mike (raw beginner)
I think this is the right document for the Java SE used by Arduino...
I believe Sun (Oracle) has a Java "system check" that may help answer your question.
Windows 98? Seriously? Wow. Retro. That must be some "good" laptop to still be worth hanging onto 10+ years later.
Coding Badly: I appreciate the quick reply, but I'm afraid don't understand it. What's this Java stuff about?
In my ignorance I'd assumed there would be a simple yes/no answer.
The Arduino IDE is a Java application. Your computer has to support a Java version capable of running the Arduino IDE.
One possibility is that your computer has a version of Java already installed that is interfering with Arduino. If this is true, updating may help.
For a machine that old, I would think you would get more functionality in it by just installing Linux.