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I went to the website to download (Java Platform (JDK) 8u20 ),

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

to download ORACLE java for my machine. I was confused which packages are necessary for me.

the command uname -a shows

Linux xxx 3.13.0-35-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 15 01:58:42 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Please suggest me what are the packages I should download and install for oracle java.

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You need the jdk-8u20-linux-x64.tar.gz package. Unpack it somewhere (/usr/share for instance), it is ready to work.

But you can experience some conflicts with OpenJDK which is most probably already installed on your computer. If you want to make sure a jar file is executed with Oracle java, start it from the command line using java full path:

/usr/share/jdk-8u20-linux-x64/bin/java -jar a_jarexecutable.jar

Hope this helps

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