Weekend tech reading: Hurried Java update plugs 50 holes

By Matthew ยท 9 replies
Feb 3, 2013
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  1. Oracle has been under increasing pressure in recent months to finally fix the myriad of security flaws that have plagued Java. In an unexpected emergency out-of-band patch released Friday afternoon, Oracle has responded definitively to critics with a massive security...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    Nice update
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    That massive 2,800 player battle in Eve looked epic! Kinda makes me want to get into it :)
  4. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    Even I was having some problems with java..the action center told me it stopped working.
    Just got the notification for the update while posting...:)
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Thanks to java "fixing" the issue twice, now with u11 and u13, I have had to update over a hundred workstations twice. We can't put it on automatic update because our employees are too lazy (or stupid) to uncheck the box for bloatware wrapped with each update.
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    I can understand packaging extras in installation packages, but not for automatic updates. Automatic updates should only update elements that are installed.
  7. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    Interesting article about royalties is interesting, but I feel that it completely misses in its analysis. 0.42 cent per play compared to 7-10 cents per download isn't bad. When buying, if I don't like a song enough I won't buy it. With streaming, if I like it but not enough to buy it, I might still listen to it a few times. If I do like it, I might listen to it dozens of times. So at the current ratio the artist is likely to make more money from streaming.
  8. RmandsDC

    RmandsDC TS Rookie

    Oh, how I hate that Java update!!! Every time it pops up in the notifications, I WANT TO KILL SOMEONE!!! I wish they made it easier to update, like in the background or not so often, I have to press button too much, lol...
  9. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Booster Posts: 114   +21

    Why Java is still so popular? It is buggy, cumbersome, unstable, easy to exploit. Send it together with Flash into oblivion of history. Just not forget to mention both in some obscure IT journal as a warning for future generations.
  10. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    Read the first paragraph in this picture, you'll get your answer.;) And have a look at the next one too!

    Java is omnipresent.:)

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