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    Disabling Java

    I have a couple programs that won't run without Java installed -- LibreOffice soecifically. Can I install Java, and then disable it in my browsers? Will that 1) work with the program [assuming it is not browser-based] and 2) give me adequate safety?

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    There are two types of Java. There is the Java Browser plug-in, and then there is the Java Programming Language. The only security issues I've read about are concerning the Browser plug-in.

    For what it's worth, I've made sure I have the latest update for the Java Browser plug-in and I haven't uninstalled it. I don't go surfing the web and feel that I have a very low probability of coming across a "carefully crafted" web page.

    Also, when you update the Java Browser plug-in, you need to uninstall older versions.
    Last edited by bbearren; 2012-10-07 at 01:36. Reason: clarity
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    Cool. Thanks.

    Chuck
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