Install Java 8 on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04|16.04

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How can I install Java 8 on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04|16.04?. It is easy to install Java 8 on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04|16.04. As of this writing, the most recent release of Java is version 11. This installation should work flawlessly on your own built PC. As a Java Developer this article will help you to install JDK in few minutes and start development work.

We had done an article on installing Java 11 / 17 on Ubuntu:

Java is the most popular class-based object-oriented programming language used mostly for building enterprise applications; both the desktop applications and backend web systems.

Programs written in Java are considered to be portable, scalable and simpler to understand. Using Java, you can make your app doing great things: from sending emails to performing Big Data analytics. Java also enjoys a huge community of users both in Github, blogs and Stack Overflow.

Install Java 8 on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04|16.04

You can install Java 8 on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04/18.04/16.04 from OpenJDK binaries available on the default upstream repositories. To do this, run the command:

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk

Confirm Java Version

$ java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_302"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_302-8u302-b08-0ubuntu2-b08)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.302-b08, mixed mode)

Set Default Java version

If you keep switching between different versions of Java, here is a guide for you on how to do it properly.


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