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How to Install Oracle JAVA 8 on Ubuntu

How to Install Oracle JAVA 8 on Ubuntu
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Oracle Java PPA 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.

Install Java 8

This article will help you to Install Oracle JAVA 8 (JDK/JRE 8u66) on Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS and 10.04 and LinuxMint systems using PPA. To Install Java 8 in CentOS, Redhat and Fedora read This Article.
Installing Java 8 on Ubuntu

First you need to add webupd8team Java PPA repository in your system and install Oracle Java 8 using following set of commands.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer


Verify Installed Java Version

After successfully installing oracle Java using above step verify installed version using following command.

moe@moeadmin:~$ java -version

java version "1.8.0_66"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_66-b17)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.66-b17, mixed mode)

Configuring Java Environment

In Webupd8 ppa repository also providing a package to set environment variables, Install this package using following command.

$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

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