Thought I would try Geeks TG first as a best shot.
I have read all about Java on the web and end up totally confused as to what it is and do I need it or not. I have an old version of Java installed and Firefox has kindly disabled it and told me to update. NoScript does not seem to like Java and s far as I can see has blocked it. Firefox is not too enthusiastic with a blocking box available and Sandboxie is no fan either.
In fact Java does not appear to have many bed pals around. The picture is not good for having it. I do not seem to miss it at all in my browsing, only an odd site pops up infrequently saying my Java is not enabled - I just skip it and loose no sleep.
Add Java script to Java and my brain explodes in total confusion. As far as I know from making web tests, I do have Java script enabled - Oh goody, goody, I am so pleased.
Can any knowledgeable Geek please explain and unravel this Java/Java script puzzle for me, after which I can decide if I need them or not. I think Java script is necessary, but Java appears to be discriminated against by many major and minor programs and my surfing experience does not show up any serious disability by not having it. The very mention of Java and it`s variations seem to have a "bad name" amongst the security minded programs
Edited by John Bull, 15 September 2012 - 02:52 PM.