Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) is right around the corner and requests have been pouring in from our loyal readers.
See Windows System Requirements for JDK and JRE for minimum processor, disk space, and memory requirements. In this procedure, you will run the self-installing executable file to unpack and install the JDK.
Then, follow the instructions the installer provides. When finished with the installation, you can delete the downloaded file to recover disk space.
Note: Installers for JDK 7u6 and later install the Java FX SDK and integrate it into the JDK installation directory.
No longer available in Debian due to license reasons.
Debian, however, provides an helper to generate Debian packages from upstream tarballs.