total linux newbie here, so please bare with me if i say anything stupid
i am trying to get Azureus installed but obviously i need to install Java first.
so i went to the java download site and grabbed both the self extracting archive and the rpm self extracting archive.
they download fine to the desktop but then when i double click on either file i just get an error message about the associated helper application not existing and that i need to change my preferences.
its at this point i hit a dead end, i've tried changing the preferences so that it'll load with something else, nothing has worked. i thought it was just a case of double clicking the file and the install utility will get on with it.
any ideas what im doing wrong?