i basically need mySQL for learning JDBC connections. will be thankful to any information regarding this matter. didnt find anything concrete on the net...

@pritaeas: thanks for the fast reply :)

im just gonna do this for learning purposes, so if i install 5.5 instead of 5.6 , do you think that would be good idea? the 5.6 version is a big file , and my connection is slowwww... so i just want to make sure whatever i download will work properly...

Look at the changelog for 5.6 and determine whether it has updates you really need.

downloaded the 5.6 version , and it needs sp3. guess ill just have to go with 5.5.