Java Runtime Environment/How to install

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How to install a Java Runtime Environment at your platform

If you are not interested in running applets inside the web browser you might choose not to install any browser plugins/extensions. They are not needed for running Java desktop programs but frequently pose a security risk. You also could disable the browser plugin afterwards or use your browser's controls to disable or enable.

Windows

  1. Download installer from java.com
  2. Run it and follow instuctions.
  3. There no step three

Mac OS X

Linux

  • Use your distribution's package installer/manager to install a Java VM (JRE). This will automatically keep the Java version updated. Often the JRE from OpenJDK, the free software version of Oracle's implementation, is available there. Distribution-specific instructions follow.
  • Or install Java Runtime from Java.com.

Arch

Ubuntu

Debian

Gentoo

openSUSE/Fedora/Mandriva

FreeBSD