How To Install Oracle Java 7 Update 51 (7u51) On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 10.04, Linux Mint 16, 15, 14, 13, Pear OS 8, 7 And Elementary OS 0.2

Hello Linux Geeksters. Oracle has updated Java 7 once again. Java 7 Update 51 (7u51) comes with both security updates and bug-fixes. In order not to get security weaknesses, you should keep your java up to date. For more information, see the official release notes.

In this article I will show you how to install Oracle Java 7 Update 51 (7u51) on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via one of the WebUpd8 PPAs, getting Java 7 Update 51 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS is easy, all you have to do is add the ppa, update the local repository index and install the oracle-java7-installer. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

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