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Windows 7: Need Java plugin for one site. Need Advice.

01 Feb 2013   #1

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 
Need Java plugin for one site. Need Advice.

Hi yall,
I am taking IT courses (beginner) and one skillport site that I need to use runs on Java. I uninstalled Java well before the latest security issues with 6 and 7 were released. I have done as much research as I can on the patches and 7.11, and the lack of consistent confidence in the latest versions and the patches is not encouraging. I realize that Java has a sort of inherent potential to have security risks, and that is why I prefer not to use it, but I have to with this one site that I need for my course work.

I called Tech support for the site and they said that their site does not use any of the features that have been proven to have security issues. The guy told me that I can use their site with confidence, but should be careful with other sites that use it.

Should I trust this skillport site that provides learning environments to education institutions? If so, can I enable java just for this site and disable it each time I leave the site, and avoid security risks?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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01 Feb 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would run it in a virtual system using VMware Player. And if you don't have a Windows license, use Zorin.

Have a look here: Having fun with Zorin
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01 Feb 2013   #3

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Excellent idea! I have licensed windows, so I will do that! Thanks!
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01 Feb 2013   #4

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 

This is the first time that I have used VMware player, and wow! It is almost too easy! lol! I have been using Oracle Virtual Box and the MS virtual pc, but this thinks for you!

Thanks a bunch, whs!
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01 Feb 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome. It is fun, isn't it: Having fun with Zorin

Now if you really want to get fancy, install it on an external drive: Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive
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01 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

WHS is that the version of Linux that will create a virtual machine with out having to do a dual boot ?
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01 Feb 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
WHS is that the version of Linux that will create a virtual machine with out having to do a dual boot ?
Linux (Zorin in this case) does not create any virtual machine. The virtual machine is created by VMware Player.

Read the tutorial (my second link above) and you will see. Read also Shawn's tutorial that is linked inside my tutorial.
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01 Feb 2013   #8

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 

whs, as soon as I do my homework, I am heading to that tutorial on portable OS! I might need to buy another external though. Mine is pretty full. lol

Thanks a bunch!
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01 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
WHS is that the version of Linux that will create a virtual machine with out having to do a dual boot ?
Linux (Zorin in this case) does not create any virtual machine. The virtual machine is created by VMware Player.

Read the tutorial (my second link above) and you will see. Read also Shawn's tutorial that is linked inside my tutorial.

Yes indeed very good read and thank you again WHS
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01 Feb 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are very welcome.
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