Install NetBeans on Linux Mint 20 - Step by Step Process ?

NetBeans is one of the most widely used IDEs for the Java programming language. It allows the programmers to write Java code very efficiently while making use of the modular programming approach. The best thing about this IDE is that it can be used with multiple different operating systems including Linux, macOS, and Windows. 

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Software Installation queries on Linux Mint system.

In this context, we shall look into how to install NetBeans IDE on a Linux Mint 20 machine.

Steps to Install NetBeans on Linux

To get NetBeans IDE installed on your Linux system, you can follow the steps outlined below.

1. Update the system

To begin, you will have to go through a complete system updation process by running the following command:

$ sudo apt update

2. Install Java

Now, you need to install Java on your system with the command shown below:

$ sudo apt install –y default-jdk

3. Confirm Java Installation

After installing Java on your system, you can verify its installation with the following command:

$ java --version

This command will list down the installed Java version on the terminal.

4. Install Snap Package Manager

We will be installing NetBeans on our system through Snap packages for which we will need the Snap Package Manager on our system which can be installed by running the following command:

$ sudo apt install snapd

5. Install NetBeans

The command for installing NetBeans on a Linux Mint 20 system with the Snap Package Manager is as follows:

$ sudo snap install netbeans --classic

6. Launch NetBeans via your System's Terminal

Finally, we can launch NetBeans through the terminal by running the command shown below:

$ netbeans

The NetBeans starting window will be displayed.

How to Uninstall NetBeans from Linux ?

When you no longer need the NetBeans IDE on your Linux Mint 20 system, you can simply uninstall it by running the command shown below:

$ sudo snap remove netbeans

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This article covers the Installation process of NetBeans IDE on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, NetBeans is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) application mainly used by developers to create applications using Java and other programming architectures like PHP and C++.

Features of NetBeans IDE includes:

  • A drag and drop GUI design tool for rapid UI development.
  • A feature-rich code editor with code templates & refactoring tools.
  • Integration tools such as GIT and mercurial.
  • Support for the latest Java technologies.
  • A rich set of community plugins.

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