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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 07:41 AM

Howdy,

The Java coffee cup appeared in my desktop this morning along with a screen message inviting me to visit the Java web site, so I went for a visit.

When I got there the screen read: Java software free download. Download free Java software for your desk top computer now.

I currently have the latest version (at least I think it's the latest) of Java on my computer.
(build 1.50_08-b03)

Does anyone know what this latest download is about ?? I saw no information regarding its content when I visited the site.

Thank You for your time,

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:10 AM

According to this website:

http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp


The latest version available is:

Java Runtime Environment Version 5.0 Update 6


Your version has a b in it, I wonder if that means Beta?

At any rate, be sure to delete any old versions you have on your computer by going to:

Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:28 AM

Actually, Dennis H has the latest update according to this:
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

Java has other software such as games, etc. If you disable automatic updates for Java it may stop the popup.
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#4 Dennis H

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:56 AM

Thanks for the replies.

When I checked for updates this morning I was told that I had the latest update. The program I mentioned above.

I went to my add/remove program and this is what is listed.

J2se Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 7

J2se Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 8

Should I remove Update 7 ? Posted Image


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:59 AM

You should remove old versions as one reason they are updated is because they are vulnerable to infection.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:21 AM

Thanks Albert.

Update 7 is now history.

So I gather the new updates are just games and there is no need to bother with the download unless of course I want the games, which I don't.

I realize this sounds trivial, but I am curious. I read on the Java site that when new updates become available the Java icon would appear in my desktop, which it did today.

I have no plans to download the update. Will the icon still stay in the desktop unless I do? The reason I ask is that would cause me to click it on everyday just to make sure there is not another update of more importance.


Thanks again for the replies !

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:21 AM

Go to: Start > Control Panel
Make sure you are in Classic view and not Category view (in the left hand column).
Double click on Java to open the Java control panel.
Click on the Update tab.
Uncheck the box next to Check for Updates Automatically.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Albert.

It has been done.


Thanks Again,

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Edited by Dennis H, 28 August 2006 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:49 AM

Dennis H, Just to let you know,there has been a big discussion over Java's latest updates. You can have a look at the previous discussion at the link below.

Just to add, it is of the upmost importance to always have the latest java update on your system to avoid any more security threats!

Java Discussion

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Edited by graveangel, 28 August 2006 - 11:50 AM.

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#10 Dennis H

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:04 PM

Howdy graveangle,

I will read it.


Thanks,

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EDIT: Wow ! If you folks are confused than a guy like me is confused to the power of 100.Posted Image


I will watch the thread and follow your lead.

Thanks Again,
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Edited by Dennis H, 28 August 2006 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:14 PM

Not a problem my friend.

The guys over at Sun Java keep changing the latest update from 6 to 7,8 etc then back to 6 again. Its all a little strange,but as long as your updated you should be fine. Despite update 6 being shown there as the latest, im currently running update 8 and i will continue to keep it as my version until im informed otherwise.

Edited by graveangel, 28 August 2006 - 12:16 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:04 PM

Just to add, it is of the upmost importance to always have the latest java update on your system to avoid any more security threats!

And to delete any old versions from your computer.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:08 PM

And to delete any old versions from your computer.

Actually Yes! I forgot to mention that part. Its just as important to remove an older version as it is to install a newer update.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:15 PM

"your version has a b in it, I wonder if that means Beta? " Quote from AF

The "b" stands for "build" not "beta" according to Java.

avaTM 2 Platform Standard Edition Development Kit 5.0 Update 8
(JDK 5.0 Update 8)
Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Solaris Operating Systems

Contents
Introduction

Latest Version
Changes to 1.5.0_08
Earlier Versions
Changes to 1.5.0_07
Changes to 1.5.0_06
Changes to 1.5.0_05
Changes to 1.5.0_04
Changes to 1.5.0_03
Changes to 1.5.0_02
Changes to 1.5.0_01
Changes to the Original 1.5.0 Release

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Introduction
This document summarizes changes made in all the 1.5.0 update releases, including a link to the original 1.5.0 release notes. Update releases are bug fix releases and as such are not intended to add or delete functionality from the original 1.5.0 release. Note that bug fixes in previous update versions are also included in the current update version.
The version numbers are given below, complete with build number. To determine the version of your JDK software, use the following command:

java -version
Bug Database - In most cases, the bug ID number in each description below is a link to the detailed bug report on the Bug Database (Bug Parade) web site. Bug Database enables you to file your own bug reports, add comments to existing bug reports, and vote for the bugs you consider most important.

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Changes in 1.5.0_08
The full internal version number for this update release is 1.5.0_08-b03 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 5.0u8.

Edited by buddy215, 28 August 2006 - 01:16 PM.

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#15 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:21 PM

The "b" stands for "build" not "beta" according to Java.

Thanks for that! Learning every day!
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