How do I get started with Java development on a Linux box?
Nathan Meyers Obtain one of the available ports of the Sun JDK. If you are working on a Linux i386 box, here are some of the current available ports:All ports have certain minimum kernel and library requirements, described at the various download sites. When you install a JDK, be sure that your host system meets those requirements.
Ports of older Java releases, and ports for other Linux hardware platforms, are available from the Blackdown Organization.