[java] JAVA Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

I'm not a programmer but I couldn't find any answer on this website. I'm trying to run a game on linux ubuntu with Java Open JDK but nothing happen. I tried to run it with the prompt command and it said this:

leops95@leops95-SATELLITE-C660:~$ '/home/leops95/Bureau/Minecraft.jar' Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: net/kc/main/Main :

Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:634)
    at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:142)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:277)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader.java:73)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:212)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:321)
    at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:266)

Could not find the main class: net.kc.main.Main. Program will exit.

I think there is something wrong with the version of Java, right ?

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The answer is

This is because of a higher JDK during compile time and lower JDK during runtime. So you just need to update your JDK version, possible to JDK 7

You may also check Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

The Java runtime you try to execute your program with is an earlier version than Java 7 which was the target you compile your program for.

For Ubuntu use

apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

to get Java 7 as default. You may have to uninstall openjdk-6 first.