How to Install NetBeans IDE 8.0 in Ubuntu

In this example we shall show you how to install NetBeans IDE 8.0 which was finally released on March 18, 2014, it provides out-of-the-box code analyzers and editors for working with the latest Java 8 technologies.

Besides the Java 8 support, the IDE also has a range of new enhancements that further improve its support for Maven, Java EE with PrimeFaces, new tools for HTML5 (in particular for AngularJS), improvements to PHP and C/C++ support. See the release note for more details.

Let’s see the necessary steps:

  1. Download the installer, NetBeans IDE 8.0 works better and faster with JDK distribution, so you can download the oracle’s Co-bundled package from here.

    Download Netbeans source
  2. Go to the Downloads directory and give the installer file executable permission using the below command.
    chmod +x
  3. Run the installer using the below command, This will bring up the install wizard.
    sudo ./
    we are using sudo as we will need read/write permissions to choose some user directories for installing jdk and netbeans installation files.

    Downloads directory and the installer file permission
  4. At the Welcome page of the installation wizard, click Next.

    Netbeans installation wizard
  5. At the JUnit License Agreement page, decide if you want to install JUnit and click the appropriate option, click Next.

    JUnit License Agreement
  6. Choose the installation directory for jdk like “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_11” and click Next.

    JDK installation directory
  7. Accept the default installation directory for the NetBeans IDE or specify another directory and click Next.

    Netbeans installation directory
  8. At the Summary page, do the following:
    • Verify that the list of components to be installed is correct.
    • Select the Check for Updates check box if you want to check the Update Center for possible updates.
    • Verify that you have adequate space on your system for the installation.
    • Click Install to begin the installation.

    Netbeans installation summary
  9. Monitor the progress of the NetBeans IDE installation.

    NetBeans installation progress
  10. Click finish.

    Installation complete successfully
  11. Launch the NetBeans IDE.

    NetBeans IDE

In this example we explained the appropriate steps to successfully install the NetBeans IDE on your Ubuntu linux.

Ashraf Sarhan

Ashraf Sarhan is a passionate software engineer, an open source enthusiast, has a Bsc. degree in Computer and Information Systems from Alexandria University. He is experienced in building large, scalable and distributed enterprise applications/service in multiple domains. He also has a keen interest in JavaEE, SOA, Agile and Big Data technologies.
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