Most Windows users should choose the NetLogo download with bundled Java, available from the main download page.
There are two reasons you might want to use the download on this page instead:
If you think the download on this page might be appropriate for you, please read the following technical information.
Even if you already have Java installed on your computer, using that Java may make NetLogo run slowly.
For maximum performance, NetLogo uses a special option called the “server” VM. The default Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installer from Sun does not install this option. It is only included in Sun’s Java Development Kit (JDK).
If you are not a Java developer, then you probably have the JRE, not the JDK, and if you use it with NetLogo, models will run substantially slower.
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