How To Setup Latest Oracle OpenJDK On Linux
The only disadvantage is you would have to manually access the website and download OpenJDK every time a new Java version is released. But fret not, you still enjoy the same stable version for a period of more than six months. So it’s not going to be rapidly updated like Firefox and Google Chrome does.
If you are cautious of what you download from the Internet, make sure you click that sha256 link and verify with the Linux tarball you just downloaded.
- Using a File manager program or
- Using a terminal program
Since the graphical method is easier on most modern Desktop Environments, I’ll proceed ahead with the File manager program. Browse to the Downloads directory/library and right click the OpenJDK tarball file, you’ll notice Extract (Extract to or Extract here) options. Extract the file to your home root directory, not on the Downloads directory.