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I got 99 problems but a switch() ain't one: Java SE 13 lands with various tweaks as per Oracle's less-is-more strategy

Nick Ryan Silver badge

Disabling Java on the web (in the browser), yes - that is a very, very good idea. Unfortunately some cretinous web application developers use Java instead of a genuine web application (hmmm: Oracle) which does cause security issues - as well as usability issues due to developers pretending that a website is a modal rich client application.

On the other hand, having Java installed on a system to run software written in Java... that is no less safe that any other execution of a local application. Often annoying juggling all the incompatibly Java versions, but that is different to security.

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