December 16, 2011

Ubuntu Disabling the Sun Java JDK Browser Plugin

Ubuntu has sent out an announcement that it will be pushing a security update that disables the Sun JDK browser plugin on all machines. It seems that there are several security issues with this plugin, but, due to a change in licensing by Oracle, it is no longer possible to create packages with the fixes. The best solution appears to be to switch to OpenJDK.

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