First, you should install Java. As a general thumb of rule, the JDK 1.8 version is the most used and the most stable JDK you could use. Read more at quora about this.
Step 1 – Install Java
Step 2 – Download and extract latest Netbeans
Download latest netbeans from the official site. Create a directory named opt in your home directory and extract the archive you downloaded to that directory
Step 3 – Setup the JDK path
Unfortunately you have to manually configure the directory of the JDK that Netbeans will use. To find the path of the installed JDKs you can type:
$ update-java-alternatives -l
A sample output would be:
java-7-oracle 1078 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle java-8-oracle 1081 /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
What you have to do is to locate the file netbeans.conf and set the netbeans_jdkhome variable to one of the paths displayed above.
The easiest way to find netbeans.conf is to run the following command:
find / -name netbeans.conf 2> /dev/null or: locate netbeans.conf
This may take a while.
You could also look at the following standard directories:
After you have found netbeans.conf, you perform the following steps:
- open netbeans.conf with any text editor you like
- set netbeans_jdkhome variable to point to the proper location, eg: