Minecraft Java Edition is the original version of Minecraft and first appeared in 2009. The Java Edition is much more open to modification and customization than the Bedrock Edition. If you like modding games and installing shaders then you should chose the Minecraft Java Edition.The Minecraft Java version can also be set up for playing on multiplayer servers. General gameplay experience is similair to the Bedrock version. The Minecraft Java Edition is not compatable with the Bedrock Edition and you will not be able to play Minecraft with friends on the other version.