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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Java removal question Reply with quote

I'm running Mountain Lion, and thought I'd previously removed Java. However with the new warning I did some checking and it's showing up. I've deactivated it in my browsers. However I no longer have the options to remove it.

I've looked in /Applications/Utilities - there is no Java application there (good)
I've looked in Control Panel/Other - there no Java icon either (good)
However, when I drill down in my HD/System/Library I have a Java folder with /Extensions, /JavaVirtualMachines and /Support - I don't like just nuking a system folder, but I'm not sure if I should or the best way to totally remove Java at this point, other then maybe to install and uninstall, thoughts or advice anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you remove java completely your o.s will no longer function bad idea
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
if you remove java completely your o.s will no longer function bad idea


Are you saying that without Java, OS X will not function? It is an integral part of OS X?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57408841-263/how-to-check-for-and-disable-java-in-os-x/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Java Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
macmanmacman wrote:
if you remove java completely your o.s will no longer function bad idea


Are you saying that without Java, OS X will not function? It is an integral part of OS X?
Without Java can you still use Flash to see the news programs and other videos? Question
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Java Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
ez061111 wrote:
macmanmacman wrote:
if you remove java completely your o.s will no longer function bad idea


Are you saying that without Java, OS X will not function? It is an integral part of OS X?
Without Java can you still use Flash to see the news programs and other videos? Question


Yes. Flash is from Adobe. Also, OS X is not dependent on java.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
if you remove java completely your o.s will no longer function bad idea

Shocked Rolling Eyes

Yes, your Mac will explode if you remove Java. It is so critical to OS X that Apple couldn't be trusted to continue to work on the OS X version of Java, and laid the entire foundation of OS X with Oracle to be installed by the user as of 10.7.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats not what i meant at all see there are plug ins inside mac os x that control features in software such as aperture and i work that require java because he mentioned plugins not the o.s itself
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
thats not what i meant at all see there are plug ins inside mac os x that control features in software such as aperture and i work that require java because he mentioned plugins not the o.s itself

You specifically said os:
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if you remove java completely your o.s will no longer function bad idea

Neither Aperture nor iWork plugins are based on java. Because something is called a plugin, does not mean it is java. Apple removed the java plugin which is primarily used by browsers. You can still leave java installed.

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