mindinka; xxxdannyxxx; Athene; marsmimar; Hopalong X; and seavixen32 --
I don't want to abuse the rep system by giving each of you rep for your wise decision. So, instead, a big thumbs up!
As I wrote in a recent blog article, when it comes to Oracle Java JRE, you may have it installed on your computer but might not even need it. Following are reasons why someone may need Oracle Sun Java installed on their computer:
- Playing on-line games generally requires Java.
- With OpenOffice, Java is needed for the items listed here .
- It used to be that Java was needed for websites to be properly displayed. However, that is generally not the case now with Flash having taken over.
- There may be commercial programs that depend on Java. If Java is needed for a software installed on your computer, there should be a prompt for it.
If the above does not apply to you, consider uninstalling Java. In the event you discover that it is needed, you can always download the most recent version.