Originally Posted by Fallen_Demon
There is usually a package available in your non-oss repos for your distro (Ubuntu and SUSE definitely have it), but java.sun.com has the right things to download. You want the JDK6 package and most likely you'll want an IDE as well. I suggest NetBeans, though others like Eclipse
Eclipse will serve you the most , its easy to use and supports multiple languages .
If you want to use java in command line format , after installing eclipse you can have the javac compiler in your box .
Google leenotes+ java which is the most basic tutorial to learn this incredible language
Enjoy Java buddy !!!!!!!