Thursday, September 06, 2012

Java Is No Longer Needed. Pull The Plug-In [ReadWriteWeb]

A stark client-side Java reality check (with a lively discussion thread)
"For nearly everyone, it’s time to dump Java. Once promising, it has outlived its usefulness in the browser, and has become a nightmare that delights cyber-criminals at the expense of computer users. 
Security experts are hard pressed to say what Java does for most people. While some online games and business applications need a Java plug-in to run, nearly all modern sites, including Facebook and Twitter, use JavaScript, XML and HTML 5, which run natively in the browser. Therefore, people could happily surf the Web for years without ever running Java."
Java Is No Longer Needed. Pull The Plug-In
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