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I have upgraded to ubuntu 12.04.

I downloaded netbeans from the netbeans site with a .sh file. Followed the instructions chmode +x <> .. no response. It required me to update JDK and JRE. Yet I am not able to find the netbeans IDE application. Am I missing something ? Please help. Setting a foot into netbeans from eclipse but almost stuck.

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personal preference, stick with eclipse. it's more standard and more mature. if there's a particular plugin available for netbeans that isn't available for eclipse post a separate question on that and i'll see what i can do – RobotHumans Jun 9 '12 at 23:38
i want to help this guy, but netbeans is imo an eclipse clone that fails at everything except RAD for java guis...i need a finer point on what he's trying to accomplish -- quote of me from chat – RobotHumans Jun 9 '12 at 23:42
What is the error msg when you execute the shellscript, i.e., what happens when you run ./<> in bash? – Marcos Roriz Junior Jun 14 '12 at 6:13

Copy the .sh file to the home directory and in terminal enter

chmod +x

After that go to the netbeans file in home directory and double click and select run in terminal. This procedure worked for me.

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After you have made the installer executable (chmod +x you need to run it. Otherwise netbeans won't be installed. The command you have issued only makes the installer runnable. You can also install netbeans via sudo apt-get install netbeans but then you get an older version.

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