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NetBeans IDE 7.2 – Install on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13

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The NetBeans is an open source and award-winning IDE (integrated development environment) application for Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac. The NetBeans IDE provides a much powerful Java application framework platform that allows programmers to easily develop java based web applications, mobile applications and desktops.

The IDE is the only first editor, that provides support for many languages like PHP, C/C++, XML, HTML, Groovy, Grails, Ajax, Javadoc, JavaFX, and JSP, Ruby and Ruby on Rails. The editor is extensible, so you can add support for many other languages.

Install NetBeans IDE in Ubuntu

Install NetBeans IDE in Ubuntu

This article guides you on how to install NetBeans IDE 7.2 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 and Linux Mint 14/13 systems using oracle’s own JDK + NetBeans Co-bundled distribution package.

Read also : Install NetBeans IDE 7.2 in RedHat / CentOS / Fedora

NetBeans IDE 7.2 Installation on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

NetBeans IDE 7.2 works better and faster with JDK distribution, so we use sun oracle’s Co bundled package called JDK 7u10 with NetBeans 7.2.1. Go and download the best suitable version for your Linux operating system. Make sure you must be root user to perform all the steps.

  1. Download the jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-i586-ml.sh for the 32-bit Linux OS.
  2. Download the jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-x64-ml.sh for the 64-bit Linux OS.
Download NetBeans IDE for Ubuntu

Download NetBeans IDE

Go the directory, where you’ve downloaded the installer and set the execute permission on it.

## For 32-bit OS ##
# chmod +x jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-i586-ml.sh

## For 64-bit OS ##
# chmod +x jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-x64-ml.sh

Now run the installer from the directory where you placed the installer file. Type the following command to run the installer setup wizard.

## For 32-bit OS ##
# ./jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-i586-ml.sh

## For 64-bit OS ##
# ./jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-x64-ml.sh
NetBeans Installer

NetBeans Installer for Ubuntu

Accept the jUnit License Agreement and click on Next button.

NetBeans jUnit License Agreement

Accept NetBeans jUnit License Agreement

Select the installation directory for JDK.

NetBeans JDK Installation

Select NetBeans JDK Installation Directory

Select the installation directory for NetBeans IDE.

NetBeans IDE Installation

Select NetBeans IDE Installation Directory

Click on “Install” button to start the installation.

NetBeans Installation in Ubuntu

NetBeans Installation

Preparing installation data for JDK 7 Update 10.

NetBeans JDK 7 Update

Preparing installation data for JDK 7

Installing Base IDE.


NetBeans Base IDE Installation

Installation completed successfully.

NetBeans Installation Completed

NetBeans Installation Completed

To start the NetBeans IDE, use the Desktop launcher or type the following command to launch it.

# /usr/local/netbeans-7.2.1/bin/netbeans
NetBeans 7.2 IDE running on Ubuntu 12.10
NetBeans IDE Running on Ubuntu

NetBeans IDE Preview

NetBeans IDE 7.2 Uninstalling in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

To uninstall the NetBeans IDE from the system, type the following commands and procedures.

# cd /usr/local/netbeans-7.2.1
# uninstall.sh
Uninstall NetBeans IDE in Ubuntu

Uninstall NetBeans IDE

Uninstalling NetBeans IDE. Click “Finish” to complete.

Uninstall NetBeans IDE under Ubuntu

Uninstall NetBeans IDE Finish

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8 Responses

  1. gurjar says:

    good work

    i have installed netbeans in fedora 17

    take a look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lXFU3c9nNQ

    • Ravi Saive says:


      That’s good you have installed it without any errors and good video tutorial. Can you help us in creating video tutorials for us. which tool you using for creating such video howtos.

  2. idan says:

    how can i add php ?

  3. The information and the detail were just perfect. I think that your perspective is deep


    excellent tutorial found very easy way to install the netbeans

  5. Ermi says:

    Hi there I have installed Netbeans in my Ubuntu. That is great. I have one question. Con anyone tell if we can use Netbeans for perl once we have install it? Desperately need that.

  6. Sohail says:

    Great step by step explanation, I found it very useful.

    Thank you

  7. nitesh says:

    please guide how can i install netbeans with jdk please guide me step by step

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