IntelliJ IDEA is a cross-platform IDE on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. It is available in the following editions:
- Community Edition is free and open-source, licensed under Apache 2.0. It provides all the basic features for JVM and Android development.
- IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate is commercial, distributed with a 30-day trial period. It provides additional tools and features for web and enterprise development.
To install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on Linux Mint:
Download .tar.gz of Community Edition.
Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.
For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:
$ sudo tar -xzf <downloaded file> -C /opt
Execute the idea.sh script from the extracted directory to run IntelliJ IDEA. or add a program launcher to Linux Mint Menu to run idea.sh.