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Install Oracle Java 6 / 7 / 8 on Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: January 15, 2014

This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install Oracle Java (JDK) 8, Oracle Java (JDK + JRE) 7 or Oracle Java (JDK) 6 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint.

The Webupd8 Team created a ppa repository to make it easy to install Oracle Java for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. So far, the ppa contains Java 6, 7, 8 installer for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, and 12.04 Precise.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, follow the below steps to get started:

1.) If you’ve already installed OpenJDK in Ubuntu Software Center. Remove it by running this command:

sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

2.) To add the ppa, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

Then update:

sudo apt-get update

3.) To install Oracle Java 8:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

To install Oracle Java 7:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

To install the Java 6:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java6-installer

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