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Old 19. Oct 2011, 07:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, to JRE or not to JRE, that is the question. I'm beginning to wonder myself if it's worth it.
Well, I had kept it on my system for a long time, and used to update it regularly too. I see no harm in keeping it, if its regularly updated. However, when I installed the system again, I decided not to install it, and see how it goes. I have not had any problem without it, and so I won't be installing it, unless its absolutely necessary.

I came across some programs which require JRE to be installed on the system, but I will avoid such programs. Such programs are very few. I would rather prefer .NET to be installed, because many programs run on it.
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Old 19. Oct 2011, 10:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've just updated Java 7 using it's dedicated Control Panel applet.
Worked fine.
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Old 20. Oct 2011, 02:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, to JRE or not to JRE, that is the question. I'm beginning to wonder myself if it's worth it.
Taurus, I haven't used Java for about 2 years and don't miss it at all. You could try to go without it and see if you really have a need for it. Most likely, if you are not aware that a site that you go to often needs it or a program that you use requires it, then you can go without it. If you decide to go without it, whenever you need it, you can install it on a sandbox and when you run your browser in the same sandbox, Java will be working. Delete the sandbox, Java will be gone.

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Old 20. Oct 2011, 05:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I was wondering why this thread is revived. Thanks for the update notification.
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Old 21. Oct 2011, 02:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Taurus, I haven't used Java for about 2 years and don't miss it at all. You could try to go without it and see if you really have a need for it. Most likely, if you are not aware that a site that you go to often needs it or a program that you use requires it, then you can go without it. If you decide to go without it, whenever you need it, you can install it on a sandbox and when you run your browser in the same sandbox, Java will be working. Delete the sandbox, Java will be gone.

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Hey Bo! I'm going to try and do without JRE, we'll see what happens. Installing it in the same Sandboxie as FF is a great idea. I've already tried that with a couple of different instant messenger progams and once you close and delete the Sandbox..poof...it's like the program was never there.

I just don't like the idea of having to update JRE all the time. LOL...guess I've gotten a bit lazy since I've been using Sandboxie and given up on real-time AVs. As long as I keep Sandboxie up to date..I don't really worry about much else because I know I'm pretty well covered with Sandboxie.

Enjoy your weekend Bo.
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Wow

I've been running for two hours now and I never realized how little the JRE means anymore. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Old 14. Dec 2011, 03:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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JRE 7, and JRE 6 have both been updated. People using them should update.
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Old 15. Jul 2012, 02:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I received a notice from Java that a new release was available for download. I chose to install it and it failed (permissions denied message) dah! Did I cause this? I checked the console in the Win/CP and I can not see that I have checked anything that would deny installation. Mystery. I manually downloaded 1.7 from the Java website, but had to delay the installation as I have OO on W7.

Java Version 1.7 crashes Open Office and LibreOffice.
I found this on the OO and LibO forums.

Java 1.6 is still available on the Java website (330 is the latest). On the LibO forum they offer a registry fix if you want to go with 1.7 but I chose to avoid that. Would be interested if anyone with LibO has applied this fix. I upgraded to 330.

I also noticed that Secunia sent me a notice to update Java on my W/32 system and it offered 1.6, not 1.7, so I thought this was strange. Looked up the Secunia forum to see why and there is a myriad of complaints about Java ... seems the version problem is related to the way Java supports and announces its releases. Secunia moderators recommend you manually uninstall the beast and manually install the version you want from the Java website. Thankfully I do not use auto-update on Secunia.
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I have Java Version 7 Update 5 (build 1.7.0_05-b05) currently installed on my system (Win 7 x64) along with LibreOffice. I haven't encountered any problems.
The Java Control Panel Applet indicates I have the latest version of Java installed.
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Old 15. Jul 2012, 07:49 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have not been posting about JRE updates nowadays, because I don't have it installed anymore. And there are rarely any sites that I come across, that require JRE.

Currently, two versions JRE are being mantained. JRE 6, and JRE 7 both. Both versions are getting updates. I think that might be the reason why Secunia might be confused about it.

JRE 6 is currently at JRE 6 update 33, and JRE 7 at JRE 7 update 5.

Now, I don't know why two versions of JRE are simultaneously being maintained. If someone has any information, please share. My guess is that, JRE 7 might be a big update, and JRE 6 is being updated for people who have applets built in JRE 6, and newer release will break those applets.
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