Recently Oracle has released JAVA 8, an important update that brings with it some improvements of the famous software platform, specifically:
- Better performance in running Java 8 in modern multicore architectures.
- Improvements in security management through an internal sandbox.
To install Java 8 on Ubuntu and derivatives
5 Minutes Enough!
The Web8UPD Team, in fact, has created a practical installer available in their Repository which makes the installation procedure very simple.
First we delete the old OpenJDK packages:
$ sudo apt-get purge openjdk *
Now we add the Web8UPD repository and install Java8 (confirm the various requests that will be shown on screen):
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa: webupd8team / java $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
And finally we verify that the installed Java version is the 1.8:
$ java -version