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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 8:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Java, what is it good for? Ok enough of the song tributes.

Seriously, I had issues a few weeks back and was getting the blue screen of death on my PC. I unistalled the latest java update, and everything was fine. I went in and shut off the auto updates for java and had no further problems.

Then last week, I started getting the pop-up again, stating there was a new java update. I just closed the dialog box whenever it came up. Then after a few days (yesterday) it stopped. Turned on the PC this morning, blue screen of death again. Started it in safe mode and found there was a new Java update installed again. I uninstalled it, restarted the PC and found that auto update for java was turned on again. This angers me, because I KNOW I'm the only one with access to this PC and I didn't turn it on. So, I removed java from my computer completely. Now I swear my PC runs smoother and faster. Start-up takes about 2/3rd's the time, programs start quicker, and I've found nothing my PC can't do, on-line or off-line.

So, my questions are:

1. Java, what is it good for?

2.. Is the Java program capable of returning on it's own, just like when it changed the auto-update?

3. What did I need Java for in the first place?
 
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Sparse Grey Hackle
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for posting this.
Arrow (Great song!)
I too would really like to know.
That whole Java thing is annoying.

Idea How 'bout that CodeJunkie?


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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well I'm not much of a Java fan myself because my forte is in the languages of the Evil Empire (Microsoft). Based on my involvement with various projects though I have had to use Java and have also dabbled with some Java programming. It's like anything having it's Pro's / Con's. I could sight a number of equivalent examples of the Evil Empire "forcing" software on me as well that hoses things up. Fortunately with Java you can uninstall it relatively easily compared to the "other guys".

So enough of the rambling - I can't explain how Java turns itself back on, but I'm a programmer not an infrastructure guy which are different specialties (similar to body shop guy vs. tire change guy).
 
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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

CodeJunkie wrote:
Well I'm not much of a Java fan myself because my forte is in the languages of the Evil Empire (Microsoft). Based on my involvement with various projects though I have had to use Java and have also dabbled with some Java programming. It's like anything having it's Pro's / Con's. I could sight a number of equivalent examples of the Evil Empire "forcing" software on me as well that hoses things up. Fortunately with Java you can uninstall it relatively easily compared to the "other guys".

So enough of the rambling - I can't explain how Java turns itself back on, but I'm a programmer not an infrastructure guy which are different specialties (similar to body shop guy vs. tire change guy).

HUH? Shocked What did he just say???? Confused
 
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koolma_k
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Joined: 2010-03-23
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 7:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

cheezehead wrote:
CodeJunkie wrote:
Well I'm not much of a Java fan myself because my forte is in the languages of the Evil Empire (Microsoft). Based on my involvement with various projects though I have had to use Java and have also dabbled with some Java programming. It's like anything having it's Pro's / Con's. I could sight a number of equivalent examples of the Evil Empire "forcing" software on me as well that hoses things up. Fortunately with Java you can uninstall it relatively easily compared to the "other guys".

So enough of the rambling - I can't explain how Java turns itself back on, but I'm a programmer not an infrastructure guy which are different specialties (similar to body shop guy vs. tire change guy).

HUH? Shocked What did he just say???? Confused


I think he said something about likeing coffee, speaking a different language because of projects he has worked. And an Evil something is forcing him to see a mechanic to kick some tires.....
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

The laymans version:
I'm a Visual Basic programmer which is a Microsoft product. Microsoft forces changes on you just like the Java folks making them no better / worse.

And as any good programmer will tell you - "No good upgrade goes unpunished."
 
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