How To Install NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Netbeans on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The NetBeans is an open-source integrated development environment that provides a powerful application frame platform that allows programmers to create Java-based net applications, mobile software, and desktop software.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Netbeans on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Java.

Apache NetBeans IDE requires Java 8 or later Java Development Kit installed on your system. To install Java on your system using the following command:

sudo apt install default-jdk

Step 3. Installing Netbeans on Ubuntu 20.04.

Run the following command to install Netbeans IDE:

sudo snap install netbeans --classic

The process may take some time depending on your connection speed. On successful installation, you will see the following output:

netbeans 11.4 from 'apache-netbeans' installed

Step 4. Assessing the Netbeans IDE.

Now that Netbeans is installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it by typing netbeans in your terminal or by clicking on the Netbeans icon (Activities -> Netbeans).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Netbeans. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Netbeans on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Netbeans website.

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