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Java Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 6

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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) enables your computer to run applications and applets that use Java technology. Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment. Java technology is in cell phones, automobiles, the Mars Rover, and many other places. By downloading it to your computer, you will be able to experience the power of Java software.The Java Virtual Machine is only one aspect of Java software that is involved in web interaction. The Java Virtual Machine is built right into your Java software download, and helps the Sun JRE run Java applications.

Download: Java Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 6

Notes: Release Notes

Homepage: Sun

Link: Lunarsoft Frontpage

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Damnit, and here I was installing update 5 all week. Stupid Sun, constantly patching Java. I have to keep removing 40 versions of Java to install the new one (thanks to JavaRa this is now easier) because modern malware often gets in through Java exploits when all the IE holes are closed or you're using Firefox. Yeah, Firefox isn't safe at all if you have Java.

Did you hear about the Flash exploit that works in IE and Firefox using the same .swf? It appeared in some ads rotated by major, major websites (the main one I read about was USA Today).

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I don't have Java installed.

I don't need it. I have no Java software, and there are almost no websites that use Java.

About Flash, I have that blocked by default.

OpenOffice uses Java.

I use Flash all the time. YouTube for example.

You can choose to get OpenOffice.org with or without JRE (Java Runtime Environment), I usually pick the one without.

I use Flash a lot too on YouTube for example. I don't think it needs Java.

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I remember reading lots of features need Java in OpenOffice.

You said you have it blocked.

Yes, I think I recall the PDF export needs Java (not sure it does nowadays though). I don't use office suite software so much though, so I haven't come across much that requires Java, so it haven't bothered me.

Yes, I do have Flash blocked in the sense that it does automatically start to play. I use a Mozilla Firefox extension called "NoScript", which lets me click on placeholders to unblock Flash, if I want to see them. It also allows me to white-list YouTube, so Flash from that site, always loads.

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This is a little confusing to say the least i go to the link provided it says Java 6.0 runtime yet i go to Java on my own Google search like I normally do and the that is different webpage and it says latest is 5.0 runtime which I have. Even used the test they have to see if my Java runtime is the latest and that says I have the correct version of Java 5.0 runtime Java on my PC please clarify this.

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