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How do I install Java?

I recently dual booted Ubuntu and Windows Vista on my laptop and everything is running smoothly. The only problem is I am unable to install Java (I have no clue where to even start). I am completely new to Ubuntu so be specific if you may. I have already installed the JDK Runtime Enviroment or whatever from the Software Store or whatever Ubuntu calls it. Nothing has worked. If you are wondering, I want to play RuneScape on Ubuntu.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, hbdgaf, fossfreedom May 16 '12 at 18:55

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Some of this will apply: askubuntu.com/questions/67909/how-do-i-install-oracles-jdk-6/… –  belacqua May 15 '12 at 2:34

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open your terminal and do this

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre
sudo apt-get install icedtea6-plugin

All the best,

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Better yet, click here:

OpenJDK and install the Web Browser plugin farther down the page.

I was able to install the java plugin (icedtea) at this link from oracle.

Verify Java

It'll have a popup at the top of the window saying it needs additional plugins for this content. It'll install and then your good.

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Love you man. I'll check that out tomorrow as I'm on Vista at the moment. –  Ryan Williams May 15 '12 at 2:09
    
Yo, it didn't work. –  Ryan Williams May 15 '12 at 2:34
    
What happened when you went to that sight? –  Matt Barnes May 15 '12 at 2:39
    
Nothing, all it did was tell me that something went wrong and Java didn't work. –  Ryan Williams May 15 '12 at 2:40
    
Or better yet, open the software center and install OpenJDK and the icedtea addon –  Matt Barnes May 15 '12 at 2:41

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