Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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RE[2]: Thank You
by nt_jerkface on Thu 21st Oct 2010 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Thank You"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

It should be parroted everywhere that Java is a security risk.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/19/unprecedented_java_exploits...

OSX users should not have it installed unless they are using software that requires it.

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RE[3]: Thank You
by testadura on Thu 21st Oct 2010 12:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Thank You"
testadura Member since:
2006-04-14

This is mostly due to a malfunctioning updating system for the JRE. Patches from long time ago still not made it to most JRE's installed on Windows.

Luckily, most linux distributions have a fancy package manager which keeps the JRE up to date and a security system which prevents root access to user processes.
Unfortunately most systems run Windows and form a great group of malware victims.

Besides this, I think Java's relevance on the desktop is very small compared to the server space.

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RE[4]: Thank You
by spiderman on Thu 21st Oct 2010 12:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Thank You"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Luckily there are several JVM implementations on Windows, linux and MacOS X. The above mentioned vulnerabilities only affect Oracle's JVM.

Edited 2010-10-21 12:50 UTC

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