Last time we took a look and setting up our environment for Windows users. Now let’s take a look at the setup for Ubuntu Linux users.
If you need help installing Ubuntu, there are many useful sites to walk you through the process. Once your OS is ready, you will need to install Java. I personally prefer the official JDK from Oracle and I will show you how to install that. If you choose to use OpenJDK, let me know how that goes for you.
Start by determining what the currently available version of java is:
$ apt-cache search jdk | grep sun
Next, download and install java via apt-get:
$ apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre
Confirm your install has...