12 thoughts on “disable java NOW”

  1. Yep, did it 2 years ago, never looked back.

    For 15 years I’ve hoped & expected that Java would go gently into that good night, but like ringworm, it just refuses to give up.

  2. I just installed it so I could play Minecraft with my son.

    It’s gone now.

    [I am less than impressed with Java as a PC gaming platform — I had to dig a fair amount to get the VM parameters right so that Minecraft would run well. Took me back to the days of configuring extended / expanded memory for DOS games.]

  3. So, I’m confused. The instructions say how to disable it on Safari,
    but they also say Apple is “not affected”. How many people actually run Safari on Windows? Does it even run on *n[iu]x?

  4. It really should be called Minecrack as it’s really addicting–what’s not to like? It’s like the worlds biggest Lego set only you can morph the blocks into other things. That said, you’re probably better off without it. And yes, Java sucks as a gaming platform. We’ve had cross-platform middleware for how long now? :p

    And, while Java is unquestionably evil, it pays the bills over here. Even so, it should die in a fire. Especially now that Oracle controls it.

  5. …or just install NoScript if you’re a FireFox user. Similar goodness may be found for Chrome. IE? Never touch it.

    Granted, it may be better to never install (or uninstall) Java and Flash, but for those who do have those monstrosities installed, allowing them to launch automatically on every random page you visit is… ahem… a mistake and you will regret it.

    Whitelists, people, whitelists…

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