Visit Stack Exchange I would like to update my java version (UPDATE, not install) on my ubuntu 12.04 computer.
I currently have java 7.x, and I would like to update it to the newest version possible (8.0 at least) without it being too complicated. without it being too complicated ...", I assumed that you installed Java 7 from the Ubuntu repositories, which contain Open JDK and did not add the Web Upd8 PPA (ORACLE Java).
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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.Java is notorious for zero day exploits and vulnerabilities.We’ve written extensively about Java and the problems with the platform over the years; if you need a solid primer on why exactly Java is such a problem we’d strongly suggest reading over Java Is Awful and Insecure, It’s Time to Disable It, Here’s How.This trail discusses classes from the Java platform that are essential to most programmers.Exceptions explains the exception mechanism and how it is used to handle errors and other exceptional conditions.The primary (and newsworthy) change in the launcher is that it now downloads a stand alone version of Java that is independent of the general local installation of Java on the host machine.