Back in the early-early days of the internet, I used to play games in the browser that were Java based like Yahoo! Pool (which amazingly still runs off Java). Back then there was this thing in Windows called Microsoft Java Virtual Machine. The Sun company evidently got all in a twist about that because of copyright infringements and whatnot, sued Microsoft in 1997, settled, and Microsoft was forced to dump it in favor of Sun’s version – which sucked because it ran like garbage. So even way back in the 1990s, I got my first taste of how sucky Java is.
Fast-forward to present. There is no point to having Java installed on your computer anymore. There is nothing you need it for at all. Java is so crappy that it’s one of the few things that can actually cause a Mac to get malware. Yes, really. And it seems that new exploits to the platform are being discovered every other week.
This article says it’s time to give Java the boot; I absolutely agree with this. Java is not installed on my computer at all, so no matter what new fun-for-the-whole-family malware is released that specifically exploits Java vulnerabilities, it will never infect my computer because I don’t have crappy Java installed…
…and you shouldn’t either. Uninstall that nonsense and do so with a clear conscience.
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