On this page you will find step-by-step instructions on how to install and setup Java on your computer. 


Windows

  1. We recommend installing the NetBeans IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This is absolutely free, includes lots of good tools and will make it much easier to get Java working on your computer.
  2. After the download has completed, double-click the installer file ‘netbeans-6.8-ml-javase-windows.exe’ to start installation.
  3. Follow the installation wizard. We recommend choosing all the default options, by clicking ‘Next’ on each screen.


Linux

  1. We recommend installing the NetBeans IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This is absolutely free, includes lots of good tools and will make it much easier to get Java working on your computer.
  2. For Solaris and Linux platforms, you need to make the installer files executable by using the following command:chmod +x netbeans-6.8-ml-javase-linux.sh.
  3. Follow the installation wizard. We recommend choosing all the default options, by clicking ‘Next’ on each screen.

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