JAVA Installation

Introduction

JAVA can be installed on either of the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Solaris

Windows Download and Installation

When installing Java for Windows, it can be done in two ways: Online and Offline.

Online

You can easily download an IFTW (Install From the Web) executable program file that requires least to none user intervention in the download process. You will need to provide administrative permissions to complete the installation process. When installing the executable file, make sure to be connected to the Internet as the required files for installation will be fetched from the web.

Offline

Navigate to the Java download page and keep a downloaded copy of the executable file on your computer. This file will contain all the sub components required for the installation. You will also have to provide administrative permission during the process.

Mac Download and Installation

Oracle Java is supported by all Mac versions after 10.7.3. To install Java on your Mac device, you will also require a 64-bit we browser (Safari).

Linux Download and Installation

You can choose from two Java Linux packages:

  • Java on Linux Platforms – This is an archive binary file that can be installed by anyone, in any location. Therefore, you need not have to be the root user. Only the root user can, however, can install Java into the system location.
  • Java on RPM-based Linux Platforms – If you are the root user, you can use 32-bit RPM-based Linux platforms, such as Red Hat and SuSE to install Java on your device.

Solaris Download and Installation

Java can be installed on Solaris devices in the following ways:

  • Solaris SPARC (32 bit)
  • Solaris SPARC (64 bit)

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