Installing netBeans 7.1.2 In windows and linux

The NetBeans is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java. The NetBeans Platform is a reusable framework for simplifying the development applications Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Groovy, C, C++ etc. It is available for free under GPL licience for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris and other platforms. You can download it from But its installation is slight different for windows and linux. 

First we can look into installing netbeans in windows. For installing netbeans 7.1.2 you need to install Java Development Kit (JDK) first. It is also an free application by oracle systems. For downloading please click here.

Once you had downloaded JDK. Install it. I had added an video below which will help you to install JDK.

Then you can install netbeans. Please play the video below to know how to install netbeans.

Installing netbeans in windows is very simple. In case of installing netbeans linux there exit certain kind of complexity. Follow the steps below for installing netbeans in linux (Ubuntu):

Step 1 - To install JDK on ubuntu click here.

Step 2 - Go to and download the netbeans for Linux.

Step 3 - When downlod completed, copy Netbeans installer file to your Desktop.

Step 4 - Then you need to Open Terminal. To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher. And type terminal in the search field. And click Terminal.

Step 5 - When Terminal opens, type cd Desktop

Step 6 - Then type  sudo chmod +x netbeans-*

Step 7 - Again type sudo ./netbeans-*

Step 8 - Then netbeans installer wizad appears. Then do as in windows installation.

Update: Netbeans suite is available for windows, mac and Ubuntu. Please make sure that you are downloading right package. If you download an non compactable package, you can’t install it. It will show error when you do so. New version of Netbeans (version 7.3 beta 2) is available at You can download it freely from there.