Re: Java - again
There was a time when Java was a multi-platform OS. Write once, run anywhere. Somewhere along the line it became a slow, resource hogging programming language that seems to be the favorite of companies wanting to save money on a still pretty much write once, run anywhere, albeit slowly and poorly programming language. I thought it was just a Windows thing but it runs equally slowly on Linux. It seems that Java has become the bastard legacy programming child adopted by Oracle.
Fortunately I don't have any dependencies on Java so it doesn't exist on any of my systems and I avoid it at all costs.
PowerDVD? That monstrosity still around? I guess if you buy a new PC with a blu-ray drive you will have the misfortune of having that pre-installed (trial version?).