Eclipse can be installed from the Ubuntu repositories, but this is typically an old version.
If you want to use the latest version of Eclipse, that is easy:
Download the 32-bit or 64-bit .tar.gz file from the Downloads page. Unpack the .tar.gz file, it typically creates a directory named
I like to rename the eclipse directory to the specific version. For example:
$ mv eclipse eclipse-kepler-4.3.2
$ sudo cp -r eclipse-kepler-4.3.2 /opt
Tried with: Eclipse 4.3.2 and Ubuntu 12.04