Have you downloaded the new jdk 1.4.2? Maybe I have forgotten, but I don’t remember having to go through questionaires from Sun before I get to the download. Most of the checkboxes were unchecked, but one was sneakily on.
Just let me download a JDK! :)
I also first downloaded: J2SE v 1.4.2 with NetBeans IDE v 3.5 Cobundle by mistake (as it is the top set of links). Maybe I am wrong, but I think more users want to download it without NetBeans.
Well, it will be interesting to see if it really does perform so much better like Sun has claimed!