It's hard to say exactly when Java browser plugins will fully disappear, but if you're using a modern web browser like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome then you're already one step ahead.Businesses who still rely on Java browser plugins will be able to continue using them in compatible browsers for the short-term, but Oracle is providing them with a big warning that this is the final nail in the coffin of its Java browser plugin. For more information on what data Registration collects and how it is managed and used, see: java -version java version "1.4.2" gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-50) Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
If you want to install latest Java platform, you can download Java RPM packages from: releases Java RPM wrapped in a self-extracting binary file. Un Zip SFX 5.50 of 17 February 2002, by Info-ZIP ([email protected]). This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
Microsoft and Google have both killed off support for Java applets in Edge and Chrome, leaving Internet Explorer and Safari as the only alternatives for people who really need Java applications in their browser.
Google removed the technology needed for Java applets in September, and Microsoft's latest Windows 10 operating system shipped with its Edge browser six months ago without support for plugins like Java.
Remember to manually check for updates and generate and install the updated pacakges!
These cover runtime compatibility and come in two flavours; headless (omits graphical interfaces) and normal.
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? $ update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /opt/java/jdk1.8.0_101/bin/javac 100 $ update-alternatives --config javac Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa jdk-8u91-linux-x64gz java version "1.8.0_91" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b14) Java Hot Spot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode) Worked for me.