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JAVA 6,UPDATE 12


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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:41 AM

I down loaded Java 6 update 12 and my computer slowed about 50 % or more. It would take 2 to 3 minutes to open a program, which normal is maybe a second or two. I removed it; it took about 15 minutes. Ran Ccleaner and the speed is back. Question, is any Java needed on a computer. What are the ++++ and/or -------?

Edited by boopme, 17 March 2009 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:42 PM

When you installed the new update did you remove any old ones still on your machine?
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:09 PM

No I did't

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:17 PM

Java is needed on to run programs written in Java. There are some websites that use Java applets and you need Java installed to run them. For example, some chatting websites. There are some programs like LimeWire and FrostWire written in Java, they need Java installed to run. Java used to be a hot new thing back 90s, now I rarely see a website using it. Now most websites use Flash and AJAX instead of Java.

Whether you need Java runtime installed on your computer or not depends on your personal needs.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:04 PM

FWIW: New version out now, Update 13, at the java.com website.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:18 AM

Thanks for getting back hamluis . I don't use chat sites and I don't know what frost wire or lime wire are. Is it correct to remove the old Java before installing a new update.
P/S I do use a chat box on my poker site, in 2009 would that be Java. Is there a way I can tell what programs on my computer need Java.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:34 AM

As I understand it...everyone using Windows needs Java. That assumes that the person using Windows...is also accessing the Internet.

I don't know anything about chat sites, never even visited one in the time that I have had a PC (13 years).

As for finding out what any program is...or might not be...you might try using Google to see the various feedback data from others, as well as the blurb which the program/website might put out re the program.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...18074035AAmOndH

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:38 AM

Thanks for the information. I will google that site. Went to that site and had a lot of good information. I will keep Java.

Edited by Layback Bear, 29 March 2009 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:43 AM

The use of JAVA, in one form or another, is found just about everywhere on the internet. It is only necessary to keep, however, the latest release; and you can install the update and then delete all prior versions.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:50 AM

jgweed you have come through again. Thanks.




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