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Howto: Install (and remove) Sun-Java on Linux

The installation of Sun-Java runtime environment (JRE) can be a tricky thing and yet it is sometimes needed so everything works as it should. In my time I have experienced several cases where the free java openjdk/icedtea alternative has proven to be outdated in a way some pages have failed to show up correctly.

In this post I am going to show you how to install Sun-Java to a Linux system. These instructions are tested with Debian and Mageia 2 so they should apply pretty well to most configurations. The following instructions are tested and working with Firefox and Chromium browsers. Continue reading