Thanx for you replies, this is what I finally choose to do:
- open a shell
- changed to root (su)
- run the install binary (./jdk-1_5_0_02-nb-4_0-ml-linux.bin)
This started a GUI which automatically entered /opt/ to install the JDK1.5 (now I can use generics
) and Netbeans 4.0. I installed the 2 programs in the /opt/, I figured the default would be fine by me. When I didn't change to root, the default was /usr/<username>, but if I would install all the program I want in there it would become quit a mess.
This link is quite nice for everybody who is trying out Linux for the first time: http://www.micronux.com/catalog/arti...articles_id=6,