I am trying to install the FreeMind app (i know x2) on Ubuntu 9.10 but unsure I have Java. So, how can I verify that it is on my system?


3 Answers 3


Just type in "java -version" in a terminal window and it'll tell you what version, if any, you've got installed.

  • If this succeeds but the program still doesn't work, make sure you are using the needed Java using update-java-alternatives. The package sun-java6-jre will work for most everything.
    – yuvi
    Apr 27, 2010 at 15:40
  • Entered and received the following. java version "1.6.0_0" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.6.1) (6b16-1.6.1-3ubuntu3) OpenJDK Client VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode, sharing) Sweet! Thanks
    – damx
    Apr 27, 2010 at 16:05
# java -version
  • how did the 7 votes difference occur with 2 identical answers? :)
    – Bozho
    Apr 27, 2010 at 15:50
  • Prob since he answered first. But I still appreciate it. Thanks Bozho!
    – damx
    Apr 27, 2010 at 16:07

You just type on terminal

$ java -version

and if it gives something along the following, Java is installed.

java version "1.7.0_65"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.3) (7u71-2.5.3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1)
OpenJDK Server VM (build 24.65-b04, mixed mode)

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