Install Java (Linux)
Is Java not available on your Linux computer yet?
No problem, let's use an installer to make the process really easy.
This is a direct link to get the Azul Zulu distribution, version 17, as an installer for a Debian-based system (Ubuntu, PopOS, Linux Mint, and more):
Many more distributions and versions of Java exist. You can read more info here on how to find another distribution or version.
.deb file, open a Terminal, and run the following commands.
$ cd ~/Downloads $ sudo apt install ./DOWNLOADED_VERSION.deb // For instance: $ sudo apt install ./zulu17.38.21-ca-jdk17.0.5-linux_amd64.deb
Close the Terminal and open a new one.
Now, you can check the Java installation as follows.
$ java -version openjdk version "17.0.5" 2022-10-18 LTS OpenJDK Runtime Environment Zulu17.38+21-CA (build 17.0.5+8-LTS) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Zulu17.38+21-CA (build 17.0.5+8-LTS, mixed mode, sharing)
For another Linux-based system, you may need to select a
.rpm download and install it as follows.
sudo yum install <package>.rpm
That's it. You're now ready to run Java programs and, even better… create your own!