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I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and need to install java version 8 (or 9).

I did: sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

But when I check current version using java -version, the result is:

openjdk version "1.8.0_181"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_181-8u181-b13-0ubuntu0.16.04.1-b13)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.181-b13, mixed mode)

What am I doing wrong?

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    That's version 8 what were you expecting? Java 9 would be 1.9.0_xxx, your in order! – George Udosen Aug 23 '18 at 22:48
  • I thought this is 1.8 version... I expected something like: openjdk version "8.xx.xx" – OTAR Aug 23 '18 at 22:51
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    @GeorgeUdosen - I didn't knew that, Thank You – OTAR Aug 23 '18 at 22:54
  • Nobody talk about the Solaris/SunOS version naming pattern. – user459652 Dec 14 '18 at 22:29
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You have installed OpenJDK correctly. Java 8 and Java 1.8 are one and the same thing. It is just a naming convention as explained in this post on Quora.

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