1 Replies - 6089 Views - Last Post: 03 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

#1 macosxnerd101  Icon User is offline

  • Self-Trained Economist
  • member icon




Reputation: 10364
  • View blog
  • Posts: 38,372
  • Joined: 27-December 08

[Link] Apple Ticks Off Mac Users With Silent Shutdown of Java 7

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Quote

If you're a Mac user who suddenly can't access websites or run applications that rely on Java, you're not alone. For the second time in a month, Apple has silently blocked the latest version of Java 7 from running on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or higher via its XProtect antimalware tool.

Apple hasn't issued any official statements advising users of the change or its reasons, but it's a safe bet that the company has deemed Oracle's most recent update to Java insecure. That's why the company stealthily disabled Java on Macs back on Jan. 10, the same day a Java vulnerability was being exploited in the wild.


http://www.infoworld...f-java-7-212028

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: [Link] Apple Ticks Off Mac Users With Silent Shutdown of Java 7

#2 Programmist  Icon User is offline

  • CTO
  • member icon

Reputation: 252
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,833
  • Joined: 02-January 06

Re: [Link] Apple Ticks Off Mac Users With Silent Shutdown of Java 7

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

Yet another reason (as if I needed another) I'm not buying a Mac. I have to use a company-owned iMac for work because we are developing an iPhone app. It's one of the new ones, so it's a nice machine, but I really miss my Linux environment where everything is customizable to my standards and not "the Apple way." Users should have choices.

This post has been edited by Programmist: 03 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1