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Monday, 19 December 2011 15:12

Ubuntu kills Java

Written by Nick Farell

oracle

Bad, mad and dangerous to know

Oracle’s Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems after Larry Ellison ruled that the retiring the ‘Operating System Distributor License for Java, means Canonical no longer have permission to use it.

The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only. Those who have ‘sun-java-6? package installed on their system will see it removed via a future software update. It is not clear when this will be yet.

Canonical are saying that anyone requiring the software will need to switch to open-source alternatives. This can be found in the Ubuntu Software Centre or by manually installing the Java packages available through the Oracle web site.

OpenJDK, which until now has been the open-source alternatives to Java, will now become its official implementation. Oracle is using OpenJDK as the basis for their own future releases.

The problem is not Oracle trying to stick one to the Open Source movement. There are shedloads of security issues present in the version
of Java available through the Ubuntu partner repositories. Canonical just thinks that the security risk was so severe that it is easier to kill it off.

A security update for the Sun JDK browser plugin will disable the plugin on all machines. Ubuntu’s Marc Deslauriers wrote in a mail to the Ubuntu Security Mailing list that its actions will mitigate users’ risk from malicious websites exploiting the vulnerable version of the Sun JDK.


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+3 #1 Jurassic1024 2011-12-19 15:55
fixed: Oracle kills Java on Ubuntu
 
 
+2 #2 bpbmdude 2011-12-20 01:39
Nothing of value was lost.
 
 
-4 #3 Jay 2011-12-20 03:40
No one uses Ubuntu anyway only idiot AMD guys do coz Monopoly is evil Intel is evil & MS is evil...blah blah blah ur new CEO is evil coz he a fagget & its written in bible being that is evil so u'll automatically be supporting evil if u use or buying AMD CPU's. GPU"s don't count coz it was not of AMD & it was previously of ATI & it used to made in Canada & no one wants to go there coz its well Canada anyway don't buy AMD CPU's & God will be happy with you & you gonna go to heaven. Buy AMD CPU's & you on a shortcut to hell :-x
 
 
+1 #4 crackerz 2011-12-20 08:37
Quoting Jay:
No one uses Ubuntu anyway only idiot AMD guys do coz Monopoly is evil Intel is evil & MS is evil...blah blah blah ur new CEO is evil coz he a fagget & its written in bible being that is evil so u'll automatically be supporting evil if u use or buying AMD CPU's. GPU"s don't count coz it was not of AMD & it was previously of ATI & it used to made in Canada & no one wants to go there coz its well Canada anyway don't buy AMD CPU's & God will be happy with you & you gonna go to heaven. Buy AMD CPU's & you on a shortcut to hell :-x



Jay are you the new Warrior? WTF R U Talking mate? Whats wrong with you?
 
 
0 #5 Jay 2011-12-22 09:36
Quoting crackerz:
Jay are you the new Warrior? WTF R U Talking mate? Whats wrong with you?
Nothing is wrong with me I have just woken up from my sleep & realized how much lies AMD said to me over the past 5 years thanks to this guys blog http://scalibq.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/yes-amd-fanboys-are-idiots/

coz of him I have seen the light & I will let the light shine on everyone & make them from stop buying AMD CPU's unless they give good performance/power consumption! Cheers m8y! :-)
 

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