How-to Install Latest IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial 32-64bit Linux Easy Visual-Guide

February 26th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

IntelliJ IDEA 2016 QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

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 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Unity Desktop.

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

IntelliJ IDEA Excel at enterprise, mobile and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and Kotlin, with all the latest modern technologies and frameworks available out of the box.

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IntelliJ IDEA Features:

  • Intelligent coding assistance

    • Smart completion
    • Code navigation
    • Safe refactorings
    • Inspection and quick-fixes
  • Built-in tool and integrations

    • Build tools
    • Version control system
    • Testing & coverage
    • Database tools
    • Server-side frameworks

    • Spring & javaEE
    • GWT & Vaadin
    • Grails & Play
    • And more…
  • Front-end development

    • Android
    • JavaScript & HTML
  • Many languages-one IDE

    • Groovy
    • Kotlin
    • Scala
    • Many more…
  • Plugin ecosystem

    More than 1500 available plugins.

  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 16.04 Xenial - 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:

    chown -R root:root /tmp/idea*

    Switch the IntelliJ IDEA contents:

    mv /tmp/idea* /opt/idea
  5. Making a Symlink into the working Path:

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

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


    To Launch IDEA:
  8. Initial Customization

    A Desktop Launcher is Automatically Created!

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

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

    Hello World on IntelliJ IDEA Java
  11. 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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