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The binaries are no longer available for download, but if you have an Oracle account, you can still download it after logging in.The Oracle Java 7 installer in this article will continue to work only if you manually download Oracle JDK 7 (version 7u80 for 32bit and 64bit or 7u60 for arm), place it in the /var/cache/oracle-jdk7-installer/ folder on your computer, then install "oracle-java7-installer" as explained below in this article.For some new users this left their machines outdated or without applications they needed. Now Linux is exponentially more user friendly - to the point where so much is automatic and ¬†that today's Linux hardly resembles yesterday's Linux.Of course, at the time, most everyone trying their hand at Linux knew they were getting into something that would require some work. But even though Linux has evolved into the user-friendly operating system it is, there are still some systems that are fundamentally different than their Windows counterparts.Upgrade for a reason “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
If the download fails because of blocked ports or because you're behind a firewall, use the manual Oracle Java 7 installation method (link in the beginning of the post).
§1–Introduction §2–Ubuntu 101 §3–Ubuntu Releases §8–Conclusion Migrating to a new operating system can be daunting, especially when faced with unfamiliar words like ‘FLOSS’, ‘command line interface’ and ‘kernel’. You will learn how to do the following: • install and set up Ubuntu on your computer • find technical support in your community • understand the Ubuntu philosophy • navigate the Unity desktop interface • use Ubuntu compatible software programs Before we get started with installation (see page 10), let’s take a moment to understand the philosophy and key concepts behind the Ubuntu operating system. Proprietary software is designed, developed and marketed by a company as their own system.
Many people are intimidated by the technical jargon of a non-commercial operating system and believe it’s too advanced for them. It is sold for profit and functions on only one type of computer.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- We've previously written about installing Oracle JDK 7 in Ubuntu using a script with a GUI provided by Zenity.
Some may find this method hard to use and also, it comes with GTK dependencies.