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antdude
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Is Oracle Java 7 Update 10 Going to Improve Security?

»www.internetnews.com/security/is ··· ity.html

"The Oracle Java Development Kit 7 Update 10 (JDK 7u10) release provides new updating and control capabilities that go beyond what Java users have enjoyed in the past.

Among the new security features in JDK 7u10 is the ability to restrict any Java application from running in a browser. There is also now an alerting mechanism to let users know when their Java installation is out of date. Going a step beyond that, Oracle is now including a "best before" date for every Java installation..."

from »www.linuxtoday.com/security/is-o ··· edburner ...
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StuartMW
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Oracle is now including a "best before" date for every Java installation...
LOL. It'll have a "use by date"? Is one "poisoned" if it's used beyond that?
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Absolutely.
Guaranteed too, through the end of the year. This year .

Mele20
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Is this the version where the control panel doesn't work on XP?

I finally decided on Dec 18 to upgrade Java on my old XP Pro machine where I had a very old version. I only use it for speed tests which I did right after I upgraded. Then I switched this one monitor I have over to my new Win 8 computer. I did not use the XP computer again until a few hours ago since it is a bit of a hassle to switch the monitor cable.

I didn't look in the control panel after I installed it until I read this article. The Control Panel crashes if I click on "About". The Control Panel crashes on almost every button! So, I cannot look at anything much less configure anything!
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"The Oracle Java Development Kit 7 Update 10 (JDK 7u10) release provides new updating and control capabilities that go beyond what Java users have enjoyed in the past.

Among the new security features in JDK 7u10 is the ability to restrict any Java application from running in a browser. There is also now an alerting mechanism to let users know when their Java installation is out of date. Going a step beyond that, Oracle is now including a "best before" date for every Java installation..."

don't worry............come back next week for a new version........
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StuartMW
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said by Mele20:

So, I cannot look at anything much less configure anything!

Have you tried running javacpl.exe (the Control Panel Java applet) manually? It seems that sometimes it's not properly registered and therefore doesn't show up in CP.
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Mele20
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The file doesn't exist. At least search couldn't find it. I searched after I tried to execute it in the run box and Windows said it couldn't find the path.
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StuartMW
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It's probably not in your path. Find the file instead.

On my Win7 x64 system the full pathname is

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe

Under WinXP it is

C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe

If the file is missing I'd suspect a borked Java install.
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Mele20
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It is there in Program Files. But it would still crash.

I figured it out though. Java requires access to physical memory (a lot of programs don't so routinely I let ProcessGuard block that access which it does by default for new programs unless it is in learning mode when the new program is installed and I think I just temporarily disabled PG when I install the new Java instead of putting it in learning mode. I thought it would use the same settings that PG already has for Java 6). Certain of the tabs on the applet were causing PG to alert and block physical memory access. ProcessGuard was properly trained on all versions of Java 6 so I had no problems all the years I had Java 6x. Java 7 executes from two locations (Java 6 did not show the system 32 location in PG like Java 7 does) and uses some files that Java 6 did not use. So, I had to keep telling PG after some portion of the Java applet would cause a crash when I clicked on it, to allow that. So, now PG has Java 7 in protected status and with the necessary allowances.

Everything is fine now. Is that slider what is new and some of the settings in Advanced tab? Those were the differences I noticed from Java 6.
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