If you have a Windows computer, verify your computer’s Java installation by visiting
The Java plug-in is no longer supported by the Google Chrome web browser.
The first version was released on January 23, 1996 and called Oak. The release on December 8, 1998 and subsequent releases through J2SE 5.0 were rebranded retrospectively Java 2 and the version name "J2SE" (Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition) replaced JDK to distinguish the base platform from J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) and J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition).
I would like to update my java version (UPDATE, not install) on my ubuntu 12.04 computer.
In Java, this includes but is not limited to: There are 2 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java).
The Java language has undergone several changes since JDK 1.0 as well as numerous additions of classes and packages to the standard library.
Java SE Advanced offers users commercial features, access to critical bug fixes, security fixes, and general maintenance.
The Microsoft Edge web browser has never included Java support. To allow Java to run, you may need to click the Allow Now button when prompted.
Starting with the April Critical Patch Update releases, planned for April 18 2017, all JRE versions will treat JARs signed with MD5 as unsigned. For more information on cryptographic algorithm support, please check the JRE and JDK Crypto Roadmap.
Oracle JDK7 itself is not hosted in the PPA because that's not allowed by the new Java license (which is also the reason why it has been removed from the official Ubuntu repositories); the package in the PPA automatically downloads Oracle Java JDK 7 from its official website and installs it on your Ubuntu / Linux Mint computer, just like the flashplugin-installer package does.
[email protected]:/Data Stax_POC# which java /usr/bin/java [email protected]:/Data Stax_POC# java -version java version "1.8.0_66" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_66-b17) Java Hot Spot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.66-b17, mixed mode) [email protected]:/Data Stax_POC# An alternative is the Zulu port of Open JDK which can be downloaded as a zip file, unpacked and used directly.