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Replacing Java

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  • Started 2 years ago by poetman
  • Latest reply from LadyFitzgerald
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poetman
Posts: 46

If I un-install Java per your recommendation, with what do I replace it?
Don't I need a java-like program?

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gedstar
Posts: 521

I Don't have Java installed and never have, never ever needed it.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Nor me !

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Ditto!

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Drizzle
Posts: 2045

Ditto...

also see here( scroll down) for difference Java or Java script

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=20

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edmenje
Posts: 279

And if you do need to install Java for local software (i.e. OpenOffice requires Java) just turn it off in your browser(s) so online attackers can't use it to infiltrate your system.

I only had Java installed on my machines when I was using the aforementioned OpenOffice. Once I got MS Office, I dropped Java and haven't needed it for anything else since.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

You don't need Java for Open Office.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

I haven't had Java on my machines in some time and don't miss it. There are enough programs floating around that don't use Java I very seriously doubt I will ever need it. What sends cold chills racing up and down my spine are posts from people that say their online banking programs from their financial institutions require Java. I would switch finacial instutions faster than I could blink if that was true for me.

@ GS. Actually Java is required for full functionality in Open Office. See here.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

@ LF,

I stand corrected. I've never had to use those so have not come across the issue, thanks for the info.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

No worries. I tried Open Office a few years ago (10?) and it was missing one or more feaures I depended on in M$ Office so I dumped it. I had heard (actually, read) Open Office used Java so, when I saw your post, I had a wee chat with my good friend, Mr. Google.

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