Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:05 AM
you MIGHT need java if you run a desktop application that uses it. some programs require it as a framework and will not function if it is not installed. you could look over your list of installed programs and see (via google searches) if any of them require it to be there. java's browser plugin should be immediately disabled via the "enable java content in the browser" tickbox in the java control panel(accessed through windows control panel).if you can tell none of your programs need it then go ahead and uninstall java, if one of them stops running(unlikely) you will know why and can fix that by reinstalling java.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB