edit - the above link answered my question - it's up and running!. thanks Pilot6 and shadow.
I am a Linux newbie. I am trying to install the Oracle JDK 8 and NetBeans on my computer.
My internet connection is quite slow, so I have previously downloaded the tar.gz file from Oracle. However, being such a newbie, I'm already stuck.
The instructions tell me to locate it in a folder of my choice, then extract and install it by running tar.
Is there a preferred location?
I attempted to create a /usr/java folder via the graphical interface, but I seem to require root access, and don't quite know hope that works.
Can anyone help?