Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 23:47 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Java "Java is a programming language that allows developers to write once and deploy everywhere - from high-end gaming desktops to smartphones. Its OS-agnostic and widespread nature is one of its strongest selling points, but one area where it can fall flat is performance. Generally, Java applications are not going to perform as well as native applications written for a specific OS. However, thanks to Project Sumatra that performance gap may soon become less of an issue."
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RE: Security
by kaiwai on Thu 11th Oct 2012 02:31 UTC in reply to "Security"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Is it even possible to run Java securely on a desktop these days, especially as a browser plugin? Mind you, I'm not trolling here... I'm genuinely asking, based on all the zero-day Java attacks I've been reading about lately.


The first thing I did when I had a Mac was to delete the Java plug in (although it was a stub in recent versions which pointed to Mac OS X downloading the latest version I still didn't like it 'there'). I guess you could do the same with Java on Windows (I don't have it installed) by disabling the Java plugin in both Internet Explorer and NPAPI browsers.

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