What to do when free Java 8 updates end

You have five paid options—from Amazon, Azul, IBM, Oracle, and Red Hat—to get support for the most used version of JDK

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Time is running short for free updates for commercial users running Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, the most in-use version of Java and the foundation for many Java applications. The free JDK 8 updates will end by February 2019; a paid subscription for JDK 8 updates remains available. Oracle advises users to switch to Java 11 instead.

But other providers are stepping in to the plate to provide paid alternatives to Oracle’s own JDK 8 builds and support plans.

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