Stephen M. Webb stephen at
Sun Aug 5 16:22:33 UTC 2012

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On 08/05/2012 11:12 AM, David M. Pelly wrote:
> I want to load Java to my Ubuntu 12.04.
> I am on the Java for Linux page and it asks  which do I have:
> <> 	Linux RPM 
> <> filesize: 20.5 MB 	Instructions 
> <> 	After installing Java, you will need to enable Java
> in your browser. <> 	Linux 
> <> filesize: 32.8 MB 	Instructions 
> <> 
> <> 	Linux x64 * 
> <> filesize: 31.4 MB 	Instructions 
> <> 
> <> 	Linux x64 RPM * 
> <> filesize: 20.7 MB 	Instructions 
> <> * Please use the 32-bit version for Java applet and
> Java Web Start support.
> Which Linux do I have?

You have Ubuntu 12.04, and even that's more than you should need to know to do what you're trying to do.

Might I suggest that instead of downloading and installing some unknown piece of software from some unknown source,
you use the tools that come with the OS.

Open the Ubuntu Software Center (by, for example, tapping the "Windows" key until the dash appears, entering
"software" in the search bar, then clicking on the "Ubuntu Software Center" icon).  Type "java" in the search field of
the Ubuntu Software Center.  Click on "OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime" and install the appropriate Java7 for your computer.
Make sure the "Web browser plugin" box is checked if you want Java applets to run in your web browser.

You can also browse the Ubuntu Software Center for other programs you might enjoy using.

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