JAVA Do I need it ? What uses it ?

  mooly 14:18 12 Aug 2009

Been slowly building up a fresh install of Vista.
Should I install Java ? What kind of websites or applications need it ?

  Stuartli 14:55 12 Aug 2009
  PalaeoBill 15:03 12 Aug 2009

No you don't need it and most people don't have it installed. Sure, you may find some websites that want Java but they will tell you so and you can decide if its worth it.
The use of JavaScript is far more common and this functionality is almost certainly built into your web browser.

  mooly 16:40 12 Aug 2009

Thanks for that. I had Java installed on my last Vista install but never knew what/if/when it was actually being used.
I didn't appreciate there was a difference between Java and Javascript.
Up to now nothing has asked for it.

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