Thursday, March 29, 2012

Why I don't like using Java

Slimy Java installer bundling ad-ware

My reasons for not liking Java (on the desktop, especially applets):

  • Can't install it without Administrator privileges
  • The installer is huge
  • Java applets feel sluggish, and most of them don't look nice
  • Java applets breaks my normal web viewing experience: odd widgets, captures mouse, can't go back etc.
  • Need to update it every few months because of security concerns
  • They bundle ad-ware, or what I assume is ad-ware because it's checked by default (to trick me into installing), and isn't something I would every install myself


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