Install Oracle JAVA 8 on Ubuntu & LinuxMint. Oracle JAVA 8 Stable release has been released on Mar,18 2014 and available to download and install on official download page. The PPA of Oracle Java for Ubuntu and LinuxMint is being maintained by Webupd8 Team. JAVA 8 is released with many of new features and security updates, read more about whats new in Oracle Java 8.
This tutorial will help you to install Oracle JAVA 8 (JDK/JRE 8u121) on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04, 15.10, 14.04 and 12.04 LTS and LinuxMint systems using PPA.
Install Oracle JAVA 8
First of all you need to add webupd8team Java PPA repository in your system. After that install, Oracle Java 8 using following a set of commands.
add-apt-repositoryppa:webupd8team/java $ sudo apt-getupdate $ sudo apt-getinstall oracle-java8-installer
Verify Installed Java Version
After successfully installing oracle Java using above step verify installed version using the following command.
java -versionjava version " 1.8.0_121" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-b13) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.121-b13, mixed mode, sharing)
Configuring Java Environment
Also, install java configuration package. It seems like below package is already installed with latest operating systems during installation of JAVA packages. But you can still make sure by running below command.
$ sudo apt-get
Now edit /etc/environment configuration file and add following entries to set JAVA_HOME and JRE_HOME environment variables.
Finally, You have successfully installed Java 8 on your system. In addition if you are looking for Google chrome installation visit Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu & LinuxMint