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NICK ADSL UK
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join:2004-02-22
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End of support for Java SE 6

If you’re running Java SE 6, we have some news for you: Oracle stopped providing public updates to it after February 2013.

Enterprise customers will still have access to long term help through their support channels.

For everyone else, you should upgrade to Java SE 7 and remove Java SE 6 - remember Java doesn’t remove older versions by default.

Malware exploiting vulnerabilities in Java isn’t new. We’ve written about Java vulnerabilities on this blog before. In fact, since July this year Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-2465 has been making the rounds and targeting Java SE 6.

Oracle has done a great job of releasing Java updates to patch these vulnerabilities.

However, Java SE 6 is about seven years old, and Java SE 7 was released more than two years ago. This means it’s time to think about alternatives for the aging version.

While we’re talking about end-of-support software - technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available from April 8, 2014.

This includes the updates that help protect your PC against security risks and malware. It’s a good time to think about installing Windows 8 on your PC.
»blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive···e-6.aspx
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sbconslt

join:2009-07-28
Los Angeles, CA

2 recommendations

said by NICK ADSL UK:

It"s a good time to think about installing Windows 8 on your PC.

Or Windows 7, which is supported through 2020.
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kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Indeed, getting annoying how much push from Microsoft and now Oracle to install that POS called Windows 8 now 8.1



Dustyn
Premium
join:2003-02-26
Ontario, CAN
kudos:10

1 recommendation

reply to NICK ADSL UK

Thanks for the info!
Java 6 Update we ran out of available build numbers.



goalieskates
Premium
join:2004-09-12
land of big

1 recommendation

reply to sbconslt

said by sbconslt:

said by NICK ADSL UK:

It"s a good time to think about installing Windows 8 on your PC.

Or Windows 7, which is supported through 2020.

This.


StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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join:2000-08-06
Galt's Gulch
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reply to NICK ADSL UK

said by NICK ADSL UK:

If you’re running Java SE 6, we have some news for you: Oracle stopped providing public updates to it after February 2013.

I haven't been able to update it on my Win2K SP4 box for ages (last one was update 31 build 05) so no biggie. I have an non-internet app that requires Java to run on that box.
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antdude
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join:2001-03-25
United State
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reply to sbconslt

said by sbconslt:

said by NICK ADSL UK:

It"s a good time to think about installing Windows 8 on your PC.

Or Windows 7, which is supported through 2020.

Or Linux.


chachazz
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·TELUS
reply to NICK ADSL UK

Where can I get the latest version of Java 6?
»www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_6.xml

quote:
If you have already tried Java 7 and are facing issues running your Java Applets or applications, let us know the problems you encountered using Java 7.

All Java 6 releases up to and including 6u45 have been moved to the Java Archive on the Oracle Technology Network, where they will remain available but not receive further updates

Oracle offers updates to Java 6 only for customers who have purchased Java support or have Oracle products that require Java 6.
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