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How To Install Netbeans in Ubuntu 16.04/18.04

Q. How to install NetBeans on Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 system.


Netbeans is an open-source code editor. It is based on java. It helps to build applications for mobile, desktops, javaScript and many others.

This article will help you how to install the latest version of Netbeans on the Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 system.


1. Sudo access is needed.
2. Netbeans requires Java version 8 or above.

Note: Netbeans 8.2 version does not run on JDK 9. For this version, use the JDK 8 version.

Step 1: Install OpenJDK 8 on Ubuntu

Firstly, install the java version on the system. Here we are installing the OpenJDK. To install the OpenJDK 8 on Ubuntu is a very simple process. Run the below command.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk 
Install OpenJDK on Ubuntu
Install OpenJDK on Ubuntu

Execute the following command to verify the installed java version. As shown in the below screenshot.

java -version 
Java version in Ubuntu
Java version in Ubuntu

Step 2: Install Netbeans IDE on Ubuntu

Above all, java is installed. Next step is to install the Netbeans. You can visit the official website NetBeans IDE download to download the latest version.

Alternatively, you can download the latest Netbeans IDE version using wget command. Here, we are downloading the latest Netbeans 11 version.

wget http://mirrors.estointernet.in/apache/netbeans/netbeans/11.1/Apache-NetBeans-11.1-bin-linux-x64.sh
Download Netbeans Latest Version
Download Netbeans Latest Version

After downloading it, go to the downloading directory and run the following commands.

sudo chmod +x  Apache-NetBeans-11.1-bin-linux-x64.sh  

After that Netbeans installer page will be open. Follow the options and Netbeans will be installed on the Ubuntu system. As shown in the below screenshot.

Run Netbeans IDE Installer
Run Netbeans IDE Installer

You can also tick the check for update option. It will automatically check for updates of installed plugins.

Finally, Netbeans is ready to run. Search the Netbeans on Ubuntu and open it.

Congratulations: You have successfully installed the Netbeans on the Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 system. For any doubts or feedback, kindly feel free to write in the below comment box.


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