Minecraft Beta in Ubuntu for FREE!

  Ok, I will tell you how to get Minecraft Beta in Ubuntu for free. I am using Ubuntu 10.04, but any version above or around that should work. You must have at least some experience with Ubuntu to do this. I tried to make it as straight-forward as possible.

1) (a) Open terminal and type:  sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre
    (b) Hit "Enter" (if you haven't already).

2) Type in your password and hit "Enter", then wait for download and install to finish.

3) Close out of terminal and open the web browser of your choice.

4) Go to http://minecraftforfree.com/downloads/linux/; download the .jar file and drag it to your desktop. (do not extract it)

5) Right click on the .jar file and select "Properties".

6) Go to the "Permissions" tab and make sure "Allow executing file as program" is checked.

7) Go to the "Open With" tab and press the "Add" button.

8) Scroll down until you see the "OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime" option. Select it and press the "Add" button.

9) Make sure the bubble next to "OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime" is filled in.

10) Hit "Close", double-click on the "minecraft.jar" file, and have fun!

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