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Gentoo Convert
Fort Smith, AR
reply to pandora

Re: Feds warn PC users to disable Java

said by pandora:

said by chrisretusn:

How many times have a seen this phrase in a security advisory?

can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system,
Insert your favorite program before the phrase. Me? I've decided to disable Windows, that will teach em.

How does not using Windows secure you from this problem?

It might. One thing is using the openjdk and openjre. I avoid proprietary where open source works well. Many times, it works better(adapting to rapid software updates, etc) if the functions you need are supported. I breathed a sigh of relief when the support for my laptop's graphics chipset by the open source radeon driver matured enough to use it full time. No more fglrx hell(ATI/AMD's proprietary linux 3D graphicsdriver) of worrying that upgrades would break it or that it would not like particular software or configs. That being said, I use Java a lot and the openjre has supported everything I do well. So far, no security bulletins regarding this that I can find.
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