Java update

catilley1092

Extraordinary Member
For my purposes, I've found it best (so far) not to have Java installed. Many users don't even need the software installed, as it does pose a security risk.

But for those who does need it, the older version should be uninstalled before installing the new. Here are the reason & instructions on the Oracle site itself:

Why should I remove older versions of Java from my system?

If I do happen to need it temporarily for an app to run, such as a online virus scanner (like F-Secure), I allow the install, then after I finish whatever I'm doing, uninstall it. Being that it takes less than a minute to install or uninstall, it's no big deal for me to do so.

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