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Are all the sentences below correct? Do they mean exactly the same?

  • You can download the latest version of X from this link.
  • You can download the last version of X from this link.
  • You can download the newest version of X from this link.
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up vote 8 down vote accepted

I agree with "cornbread ninja"; latest and newest mean the same thing. However, last might refer to a previous version, but it might also refer to the final version of some product. It really depends on the context.

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+1 for "last" possibly implying "final." However, I suggest "immediately preceding" rather than "a previous" (I would even accept "the previous" over "a previous"). – Tolerance72 Jul 17 '12 at 19:52

Latest and newest are synonymous; last implies that there is a newer version available than the one available at the link. Grammatically speaking, they are all correct but carry two meanings among them.

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