Java or no Java installed?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Mar 8, 2012.


Do you have java installed or not?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but only current version (prior versions removed)

    46 vote(s)
  3. Nope

    54 vote(s)
  1. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    There's only one site I regularly visit that needs Java (whoops, forgot, there's also a couple of Cdn. government sites), so I do keep it installed and updated. The "older version" no longer exists as a problem, since Sun smartened up and changed to using the same folder for each update rather than keeping a number of versions in "parallel" folders as in the past.

    There's some other sites requiring Java that are more likely to be visited regularly by members here -- the Secunia online version, for instance, if that hasn't been changed, and at one time even Trend Housecall was toying with it.

    I agree with the previous poster that its "check for updates" is next to (or even totally) useless ... that's invariably the last place to look for updates, which you can usually find news of (and links to) weeks or even months earlier elsewhere.
  2. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

    Java on all but one.

    Keep getting a message that the cerificate is no good. Have no idea what to do, so I uninstalled java.
  3. jitte

    jitte Registered Member

    No, I don't install Java on my FreeBSD boxes.
  4. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

    Got rid of it about two and a half years ago. Don't miss it or need it.

  5. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

    I have it installed for JDownloader.
  6. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

    Not needed for me. If a software I 'need' needs java, I will look for alternatives. :D
  7. EncryptedBytes

    EncryptedBytes Registered Member

    Yes, but in a virtualized image only.
  8. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    No Java installed anymore. I haven't really needed it/ haven't run into a site requiring it.

    STONEMAN Registered Member

    I dont use it,so its gone :)
  10. Yes, but I always make sure the browser plugin is either disabled or blocked by default.

    (Most CS courses are unfortunately taught in Java. Boo.)
  11. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Same here. One program less to update :thumb:
    I have a site bookmarked that I did use when I had Java installed, and it still is bookmarked just incase they change to something better than Java :D
  12. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Yeah, Java 7 here. It bugs the crap out of me that some of these websites "required" by certain members of my clan can't be arsed to just move everything to Flash.
  13. robinb

    robinb Registered Member

    i use logmein which requires you to have java
    I just installed java 7 and uninstalled java 6
    seems to be safer
  14. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    This is probably a stupid question but how do I know if Java is installed in my pc or not? I cannot see any entry called Java in either remove/add program or all programs. Is it like a hidden service? Like I cannot find an entry for adobe flash player in all programs but it's there in the remove/add program.
  15. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    If you can't see it in the Control Panel or Programs & Features (Vista/Win 7) it probably isn't installed.

    You can, of course, check on their website. Just click on 'Do I have Java?' The rest is self-explanatory.
  16. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Ah thank you. I do not have Java installed.
  17. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    You're welcome. I'd probably uninstall it myself, but I need it for OpenOffice & a few other things. As long as it is up to date I don't think that it is a huge security problem. Having said that, Java's updating cycles are a tad esoteric. Until comparatively recently, I was running Java 6 series quiet happily as the page link above kept me informed as to whether it was up to date. Although they recommend Version 7 (Update 4) on their main page. I would have appreciated it if they could have informed me that there was a version 7 when I was regularly checking on version 6's update status! :mad:
  18. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Da...m I had it removed then forgot when I did an image restore I brought it back!

    Anyway, it is gone now (again)
  19. Seven64

    Seven64 Guest

    Used java for a moment with "Visual IP Trace" the bitsdujour give away. Now I gave it away, don't want Java on my computer.
  20. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

    Not using Java here.