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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 22:52

Windows XP is no longer supported by Java 8

 

Why is Windows XP no longer supported?

 

As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform. Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later. See Third Party Vendor-Specific Support Terms on Oracle Software Technical Support Policies (pdf) for details.

 

Can I still use Java on Windows XP?

 

Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later.

 

Can I install Java 8 on Windows XP?

 

Windows XP users will be unable to install Java 8 on their systems. Windows users must upgrade to Windows Vista or later to install Java 8.

 

https://www.java.com...d/faq/winxp.xml




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Posted 07 July 2014 - 22:54

people are still using java??



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:00

people are still using java??

Um. Yeah.

 

It is a pretty popular language.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:03

Um. Yeah.

 

It is a pretty popular language.

caught me by surprise, I haven't installed it since I figured out how to win 7

(as a third party installation I mean, I can't say if anything java based was installed upon installation of 7)



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:04

caught me by surprise, I haven't installed it since I figured out how to win 7

(as a third party installation I mean, I can't say if anything java based was installed upon installation of 7)

you obviously don't use Cisco Enterprise products or Oracle... that basically force java on you



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:06

you obviously don't use Cisco Enterprise products or Oracle... that basically force java on you

Which is why we don't use them. Good riddance.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:07

Which is why we don't use them. Good riddance.

 

Maybe you don't but large enterprises use them a lot



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:08

people are still using java??

 

Here and there people still need it.  The "Deposit@Home" feature of my bank's website that I use to scan checks and money orders in uses Java to upload and process the scanned images.  I don't use it a whole lot besides there and once and a while when I play Runescape, but it is still used here and there.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:09

you obviously don't use Cisco Enterprise products or Oracle... that basically force java on you

At the risk of sounding like a fearmongerer, I dumped it when rumours were emerging stating negativity about java, in honesty, I hardly ever felt the need to have it or use it, but that's just it, I incorrectly assumed it was all but dead in the home computer market.

For that I apologise



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:19

That's okay, I'll keep installing Java 6 for my XP customers! :p

 

 

But seriously, misleading title is misleading?

Java 8 was known not to be XP compatible, Java 6 and 7 are still very common - Java 7 is still the default version offered at Java.com


Edited by Raa, 07 July 2014 - 23:43.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:22

the only reason i have java installed is because i play minecraft. only minecraft touches it and the browser plugins are disabled from the java control panel



#12 OP +warwagon

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:25

But seriously, misleading title is misleading?

 

What do you mean? :laugh:



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:28

What do you mean? :laugh:

 

Because it says "no longer" supported. I think the point he's trying to make is that it never was supported in the first place.

 

By the way. do we know yet how many Java 8 updates there will be before they decide that Java 8 will be the default version offered by Java.com?  We're at update 5 already, so it can't be too much longer I imagine.  I'd like to ensure all our app vendors are pressurised to ensure their apps are "8" ready asap.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:33

Because it says "no longer" supported. I think the point he's trying to make is that it never was supported in the first place.

 

By the way. do we know yet how many Java 8 updates there will be before they decide that Java 8 will be the default version offered by Java.com?  We're at update 5 already, so it can't be too much longer I imagine.  I'd like to ensure all our app vendors are pressurised to ensure their apps are "8" ready asap.

 

Actually that was a joke. He indicated that the title is wrong because technically 6 and 7 still function on XP. 8 is the only one that wont run, which is why I edited the title. and then asked him what was wrong with the title ... lol



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:36

people are still using java??

 

 

people are still using xp??

 

probably the same people still using java!





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