I have installed Netbeans 7.0.1 from Ubuntu Software Centre.But when I try to use it, its not able to create New Project(Process that I followed: New Project-> Java->Java Application->"Project name"). Also it is not showing me an option of 'Java Web' while creating a new Project.

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    There is a Launchpad bug report about this problem: netbeans ide cannot create a project which has been confirmed as affecting multiple users using Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.
    – karel
    Oct 14, 2014 at 15:40

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If all you would be using NetBeans for is Java programming then you can install IntelliJ IDEA 13 Community Edition from the Ubuntu Software Center. IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is a free (it doesn't cost any money) and open source version of IntelliJ IDEA, a premier IDE for Java, Groovy, Scala and Android applications development. I also tried to install NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 and had the same problem as you have. I searched for a solution and found a Launchpad bug report: Bug #1360100, so I gave up and installed IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition instead.

Eclipse has most of the functionality of NetBeans in one form or another. Or you can download the Oracle Java 8 SE bundle of NetBeans IDE from the Oracle website which contains both Java 8 and NetBeans.

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