How-to Install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily 32-64bit GNU/Linux Easy Visual-Guide

December 3rd, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

IntelliJ IDEA 2016 QuickStart for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Linux

The Step-by-Step Easy Linux Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 2016.x FREE Community Edition for Java Programming Development on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf i386/amd64 Linux+GNU Unity Desktop.

To Make Best Use of the IntelliJ IDEA 2016 you should Dispose of an Oracle Sun Java SE Official JDK7+ Installation Ubuntu.

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  1. Download Latest IntelliJ IDEA 2016 for Linux:

    IntelliJ IDEA 2016 tar.gz for Linux
  2. Double-Click and Extract IntelliJ Archive into /tmp
    Or from Shell with a Command like

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/idea*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Ubuntu Install IntelliJ IDEA 2016 Extraction

  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate IntelliJ Idea Folder

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Set up the root superUser as Holder before Switching IDEA

    chown -R root:root /tmp/idea* && mv /tmp/idea* /opt/idea

    Make a Symlink into the working Paths

    ln -s /opt/idea/bin/ /usr/local/bin/
  5. How-to Install Required Oracle Java SE for Ubuntu Linux:

    Ubuntu Java SE Installation Guide
  6. Starting IntelliJ IDEA from Shell:
    To End the SuperUser session:


    To Launch IDEA:
  7. Initial Customization

    A Desktop Launcher is Automatically Created!

    IntelliJ IDEA QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - customization
  8. Install IntelliJ IDEA on Linux - Launching IntelliJ IDEA 15

  9. Quick Getting-Started on IntelliJ IDEA 2016 with Java Hello World

    Hello World on IntelliJ IDEA Java
  10. Now Thanks to the JetBrains Company Now You are Able to Getting-Started on IntelliJ IDEA with Java, Android and Groovy Development.

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