Ok, lets face it, Java is confusing as hell to install (especially for noobs, me included). Java's main website's instructions are crazy confusing as you can see: Clicky
What good is a web browser without Java? I tried to install Java manually from http://www.java.com
but they unfortunately don't have a .deb package so you have to manually install it (which is rather hard). Following the instructions on Java's site exactly
as they were written got me nowhere--my browser still wouldn't recognize Java. Luckily for us, this good man Pjotr
has created a nice website called "Easy Linux Tips Project" hosted by sites.google.com that aims to solve a few problems and answer a few questions, Java being one of them.
Anyways, thought I'd share his page over here: http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
About the author of the site (Pjotr): http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/about
And, this is the instructions by him that show how to install Java really fast: http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/javaIf you would like your Java installation to be automated, I've made a script to do that. It's on the second page, the 3rd post.
Please also note that sometimes, I need to make changes to the script (due to new updates from Java). If that happens, please follow Pjotr's tutorial while I finish changing the script.