The First RC Version Of The Oracle Java JDK 8 Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. The Oracle developers have finally released the first release candidate version of the Java JDK 8, which has been under massive development for a while, reaching its 128th built. Among others, the Java JDK 8 with fixes for the lambda expression syntax, a new date/time library, new VM-level improvements and code library improvements.

The First RC Version Of The Oracle Java JDK 8 Has Been Released

In this article I will show you how to install the Oracle Java 8 JDK on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

The Oracle Java JDK 8 can be tested easily, since it is available via PPA. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the oracle-java8-installer package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

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