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Java returns to Ubuntu 10.10

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Early Ubuntu 10.10 adopters left curious/frustrated by the inability to easily install the ‘sun-java6’ package can breathe a sigh of relief: Java has been uploaded to the ‘Canonical Partner Repository’ for 10.10.

Until now users of Maverick Meerkat have had to rely on other means of installing the popular runtime environment – most commonly from adding the Ubuntu 10.04 Partner Repository.

The move ensures that users of applications or website requiring java to be installed can once again access them at liberty from Ubuntu, with installation no more than a click or two away.

Thanks, as ever, to Akshat