Linux and Solaris
For Linux and Solaris, NetBeans is downloaded in the form of a shell script. The
name of the file will be similar to netbeans-7.0-ml-java-linux.sh , netbeans-7.0-ml-
java-solaris-x86.sh , or netbeans-7.0-ml-java-solaris-sparc.sh , depending on the
version of NetBeans, the selected platform and the selected NetBeans bundle.
Before NetBeans can be installed in these platforms, the downloaded file needs
to be made executable. This can be done in the command line by navigating to
the directory where the NetBeans installer was downloaded and executing the
chmod +x ./filename.sh
Substitute filename.sh with the appropriate file name for the platform and the
Once the file is executable it can be installed from the command line:
Again substitute filename.sh with the appropriate file name for the platform and
the NetBeans bundle.
For other platforms, NetBeans can be downloaded as a platform-independent zip
file. The name of the zip file will be something like netbeans-7.0-201007282301-ml-
java.zip (exact file name may vary, depending on the exact version of NetBeans
downloaded and the NetBeans bundle that was selected).
To install NetBeans on one of these platforms, simply extract the zip file to any
Even though the way to execute the installer varies slightly between platforms,
the installer behaves in a similar way between most of them.