2. Select the version you want and click it (column: `Build Name`).
3. Go to the `Platform Runtime Binary` section (available in the table of contents or by adding `#PlatformRuntime` at the end of your URL).
4. Click the runtime corresponding to your OS.

# Something more detailed

## What Eclipse really is

Most of us perceive Eclipse mainly as a customizable IDE. That is both true and false.

Eclipse is first and foremost a plugin platform.

Yet, when you wish to download it, you can only find pre-packaged versions with loads of plugin: for Java developers, for C/C++ developers, for PHP developers, for Eclipse Committers and so on. Hence the common mistake of thinking of it as an IDE first.

## Why a plugin-free Eclipse can be interesting

Many plugins do not require a full development environment, therefore why overload your system with useless features? Keep your Eclipse light (and faster to boot) according to your requirements. Having several Eclipse configurations is not a problem.

Some examples of plugins which are not necessarily meant to be part of an IDE:

• Apache Directory Studio turns Eclipse into a nice LDAP browser and directory client.
• The Memory Analyzer is useful for Java Developers who wish to analyze thread dumps.
• I used TeXlipse to make a portable $\TeX$ editor (I will repost on this topic later).

See, the examples are numerous.

I provided a direct URL to the download page, but the Internet is moving. If it is no longer valid, here is how to find the page again:

2. Find the `Project` link (in the top menu bar).
3. Search for the `Eclipse Platform` project and click on the “Download” icon.