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Netbeans IDE Installation tutorials

Required Software

  • Before you install the Netbeans IDE 6.8, the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 Update 19 (version 1.5.0_19) or JDK 6 Update 14 or newer version must be installed on your system.

  • If you do not have an installation of JDK, you cannot proceed with the installation. You can download the latest JDK version at


Downloading Netbeans IDE

  1. Go to the NetBeans IDE Download page.

  2. In the upper right area of the page, select the language and platform from the drop-down list. You can also choose to download and use the platform-independent zip file.

  3. Click the Download button for the download option that you want to install.

  4. Save the installer file to your system.


Installing Netbeans on Microsoft Windows, Solaris OS, and Linux

  • Below steps shows how to install Netbeans:

  1. After the download completes, run the installer.
    • For Windows, the installer executable file has the .exe extension. Double-click the installer file to run it.

    • For Solaris and Linux platforms, the installer file has the .sh extension. For these platforms, you need to make the installer files executable by using the following command: chmod +x <installer-file-name>

  2. To choose the tools and runtimes to install, perform the following steps at the Welcome page of the installation wizard:
    • Click Customize.

    • In the Customize Installation dialog box, make your selections.

    • Click OK.

  3. At the Welcome page of the installation wizard, click Next.
  4. At the License agreement page, review the license agreement, click the acceptance checkbox, and click Next.
  5. At the NetBeans IDE installation page, do the following:
    • Accept the default installation directory for the Netbeans IDE or specify another directory.

    • Note: The installation directory must be empty and the user profile you are using to run the installer must have read/write permissions for this directory.

    • Accept the default JDK installation to use with the NetBeans IDE or select a different installation from the drop-down list.

    • If the installation wizard did not find a compatible JDK installation to use with the NetBeans IDE, your JDK is not installed in the default location. In this case, specify the path to an installed JDK and click Next, or cancel the current installation. After installing the required JDK version you can restart the installation.

  6. If the GlassFish v3 installation page opens, accept the default installation directory or specify another installation location.
  7. If you are installing Apache Tomcat, on its installation page, accept the default installation directory or specify anoher installation location.
  8. At the Summary page, verify that the list of components to be installed is correct and that you have adequate spce on your system for the installation.
  9. Click Install to begin the installation.
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