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How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java ...
166
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8answers
69k views

Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for?

I see a lot of interesting programs out there that can only be obtained by adding a "PPA" to the system but, if I'm understanding correctly, we should stay within the official "repositories" for ...
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11answers
215k views

How do I install Oracle JDK 6? [duplicate]

Most of the software is not thoroughly tested with Java 7 and I would like to install Oracle's JDK 6.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. Could someone please provide me the instructions for the same?
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9answers
180k views

How to completely uninstall Java?

How can I completely remove all traces of Java on my system? I already know how to install it in case I need it again.
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5answers
126k views

UPNP / DLNA (client) player recommendations?

Since neither VLC stable / VLC nightly builds / Totem with Coherence Plugin work properly in oneiric I'm searching for an alternative to watch media streamed from my seagate dockstar using minidlna as ...
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12answers
99k views

How can I install Minecraft?

I have tried many tutorials but none of them are clear enough. I have also tried installing it using Wine but it won't update and Wine goes gray and stops working. Does anybody know an easy way to ...
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2answers
134k views

How to install the Java plugin for Firefox? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Java and plugins for Firefox. I installed both the JDK and JRE. When I try with the sudo update-alternatives --config java command it shows only one choice available. Plugins ...
17
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5answers
87k views

How to compile a .java file

How can I compile a .java file. What programs will I need and if I need java jdk I need help installing that. I'm very new to ubuntu so any program I need to install I will need a tutorial on how to ...
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5answers
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Will Sun's Java be available from Canonical's partner repository?

I just discovered that Oracle's (Sun's) Java6 has vanished from the Canonical's partner repository. Before Java was taken from all repositories I had purchased Minecraft for play in Ubuntu. After ...
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2answers
30k views

Java on Ubuntu server 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused at the moment. My back story in short, is that I'm trying to set up a Minecraft server on an Ubuntu server I've recently set up, obviously to do this I needed Java, but after ...
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4answers
5k views

What tools do I need to install for Java Development?

I am newbie to Ubuntu and I need to install tools for Java development on that platform. I see by the Ubuntu Software Center that I have this installed: OpenJDK java 6 runtime icedtea java 6 web ...
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2answers
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Cannot get Java to work in Firefox

In Firefox 17 on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), I cannot get the Java verification applet to work (needless to say, I cannot get any Java applications on the browser working). I already tried ...
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0answers
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How to start Minecraft [duplicate]

Before starting I want to state that the following 2 links are already done: How can I install Minecraft? How do I install Java? I have the .minecraft folder in my user folder ...

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