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Go to the Synaptic Package Manager (if you don't have it run "sudo apt-get install synaptic") and do a search for "Java". From there, just look around for the Sun Java Runtime Environment and mark it - that should also mark some other packages. Then just click "Apply"! - I would do it via apt-get, but I've forgotten what the JRE was called!
As for installing Limewire, I also have some problems....
edit: You can't apt-get Limewire: it's not even in the extra repositories (at least not for Ubuntu...)
download the LimeWireLinux.run file (or whatever the hell they call it) bring up a terminal (xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal etc), find the file and assuming it's called what I said it's called, type:
chmod +x LimeWireLinux.run
to make it executable. The as root (type su to become root) do:
to install or perhaps just unpack it. I forget which. This will either unpack to a subdirectory of the current directory or will ask you where to install. Like I said, it's been a while since I installed. Then move to this new directory and type: sh runLime.sh
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