Ubuntu Setup

I just moved to Ubuntu from Windows for numerous reasons and as I'm setting up my Ubuntu I have listed few points for future me. Here it goes..

Update Java

Ubuntu 14.04 comes default with Java 7, I need Java 8 for new projects and Java 6 for some legacy projects.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/install-oracle-java-ubuntu-1410/
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2218888

Clean existing JDK

sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
sudo apt-get purge icedtea-* openjdk-*
sudo dpkg --list | grep -i jdk
java -version
javac -version
which javaws

Update

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
java -version
sudo apt-get install oracle-java6-installer
java -version
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
java -version

Update GIT

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
git --version


Eclipse - Install Neon


http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2016/01/how-to-install-the-latest-eclipse-in-ubuntu-16-04-15-10/


Brightness Issue


https://itsfoss.com/fix-brightness-ubuntu-1310/


maven


manual install - unzip tar.gz and set PATH


tomcat


manual install and set PATH


postgres


Please make sure about version, keep consistent version as a suffix.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostgreSQL
https://www.postgresql.org/download/linux/ubuntu/
http://www.saintsjd.com/2014/08/13/howto-install-postgis-on-ubuntu-trusty.html


Update Kernel (for dual screen support)


https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack


minimize app (click same button to minimize)


http://askubuntu.com/questions/36433/can-i-use-the-unity-launcher-icon-to-minimize-applications-windows/436542#436542

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