Quick tip for Java/Netbeans users on Linux

If you are using Linux (Ubuntu and Debian in my case) and are being haunted by unresponsive, CPU and memory hogging Java applications you might find this piece of information useful:

  1. Check if you are using OpenJDK by issuing “java -version” in a terminal.
  2. If something with “OpenJDK” comes up, follow instructions (in german, but you get the point) on how to switch to the Java JDK from Oracle.

Netbeans now runs like a breeze now. Enjoy :)