Run Java applications on Linux

There are still some companies out there that are trying to have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for their web services specially in scientific society. Most of these application are written in Java and requires user to have a Java enabled machine to run on. All these companies support OSX and Windows but they don’t want to provide support for Linux (for some reason that is not clear for me!). So in this brief tutorial I’m going to answer the question in an easy way:

The question is, how should we run .jlnp file on Linux?

The answer has two steps:
1. Install the Java virtual machine on your computer:

sudo apt-get install icedtea-netx

2. Run your Java application:

javaws YourFile.jlnp

When you run the line above you will see the IcedTea logo and after few seconds your application is loaded. This might take some time for applications that want to retrieve a big package from Internet.

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