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Arch Linux Java 8 - The Easy Way

Linux and Java go together naturally. This holds true for Arch Linux. Installation can potentially be a pain if you don’t do it the easy way. It doesn’t have to be hard though. It can and should be ridiculously easy.

You can install Java 8 on Arch Linux like this:

pacman -S jdk8-openjdk

Note that this all hinges upon using OpenJDK which is easy to install with pacman. This is easier than going to Oracle’s website, picking the right version, clicking on a check box, and downloading the packages.