Java or no Java installed?

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

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Do you have java installed or not?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. Yes, but only current version (prior versions removed)

    46 vote(s)
    39.0%
  3. Nope

    54 vote(s)
    45.8%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Do you have Java installed on your system or not? I've added the option to indicate if you only use the current version of Java and have previous versions uninstalled.
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    Yes, I have the latest Java 7. I'd rather have it installed for the rare time that I need it than not have it installed and have to spend the time getting it.

    I use EMET and Chrome prompts for Java plugin so I'm not too worried about exploits.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    No java installed right now in openSUSE 12.1... rarely do I need it anyway.
     
  4. marc57

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    Yes because my wife plays on Pogo.com. Otherwise I wouldn't.
     
  5. TigerRaptorFX

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    Uploading large video files on to YouTube was the main reason for using it. But they got rid of that requirement. I still find a use for it once in a while, but not often. If it wasn't protected by EMET and Avast sandbox I would not keep it around.
     
  6. carat

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    No - Java is a security risk :(
     
  7. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Yes, Java 7 Update 3, you never know when you might run across a site that doesnt function properly because of the lack of Java
     
  8. Fad

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    No, but I do have a portable version to be able to utilise one specific program...occasionally.

    So a 106meg folder to run a 141kb jar file :ouch:
     
  9. moontan

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    i just don't use software that need Java.

    there's always alternative if you don't want Java on your machine.
     
  10. NGRhodes

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    OpenJDK in Linux, Sun Java in Windows.

    moontan, why don't you use Java ?
     
  11. nikanthpromod

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  12. m00nbl00d

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    Not quite so. In most cases? Perhaps. But, there are examples where you cannot use an alternative, and simply because alternatives are forbidden.

    Example: Our IRS software application requires Java. There's no alternative. This is the offical software application.

    So, either we don't do our IRS :D ... or we use Java. :ouch: If it weren't for this, it would be out. But, 99% of the time it's locked out - no plugins enabled; no Internet connection.
     
  13. blacknight

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    No, I don't need it.
     
  14. xxJackxx

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    Haven't had it installed in a year, haven't needed it, don't miss it.
     
  15. safeguy

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    No Java installed on my primary system.
     
  16. x942

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    This thread just reminded me I had to remove it still. I run XUbuntu 11.10 and have never had the need for java besides the quick game of MineCraft. The security risks alone are enough to remove it for me, even if Apparmor's sandbox has profile's for it.

    Thankfully Libreoffice runs fine without it, minus some graphical issues.
     
  17. SweX

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    No I don't, I uninstalled Java 2 months ago :thumb:
    So no need to keep on updating here!
     
  18. m00nbl00d

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    It's gone from here as well. I only need it once a year, and when the time comes... I'll have it ready. :blink: :D
     
  19. Noob

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    Out of all the times i've installed Java i have never been able to update it properly. For some reason the last few times i've formatted my PC and reinstall Java . . . the next time they release a new version it always shows an error and i never update it. o_O o_O
     
  20. SweX

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    Works like magic yes :p

    My experience is that when I clicked the "check for updates" or what ever the button said in the java panel, it never checked for those updates. Nothing happened, absolutely nothing. So I ended up going to Java.com to update manually everytime anyway. o_O But not anymore :)
     
  21. Dark Shadow

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    No Java on pc,only in my coffee mug.
     
  22. guest

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    No Java.
     
  23. EASTER

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    There are some forums that do malware removal and you probably seen them yourself and they always encourage users they work with to update their Java if it's an older version.

    I don't need it, recommend it, or miss it, and i am on Windows. LoL

    If i did need it simply do as member Fad suggested, use a portable version.
     
  24. Noob

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    I install it sometimes because there are some websites that asks for it :rolleyes:
    But i don't really need it.
     
  25. ams963

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    no java for me......:)