Touchbar Macbook Pro & Java

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by starclimbing9, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. starclimbing9 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I know that this might be a silly question, but I am wondering about putting Java on my new Macbook Pro 15" with touch bar as I occasionally like to play a game that requires it.

    I am just concerned about Java possibly harming my computer in someway or not being safe. If it is, it is not a problem as I have another computer that I can use for this.

    Thank you very much,
     
  2. littlepud macrumors regular

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    Java is a POS, just like Flash. If you REALLY need it, you're best off shoving it in a VM.
     
  3. starclimbing9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This was my thought too, so thank you, I will not be installing it then :)
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    I run java all the time on my rMBP 15. I intellij as my IDE for straight java and Android development. It all works fine and with no issues.
     
  5. Qwaf macrumors member

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    Java plugins are not good, however you don't necessarily have to go as far as running it in a VM. You can have Chrome (for instance) just not run any plugins at all unless you specifically tell it to, either per site or based on a whitelist,.
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    Just don't enable Java in web and you are golden. Of course you can play minecraft on your MBP
     
  7. starclimbing9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh okay thank you!

    SO after I install Java do I just have to go into my Safari and Chrome Preferences to disable it on the web?
     
  8. Qwaf macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure about Safari, but I believe Chrome now defaults to not running any plugins (Java or flash) unless you tell it to anyway. I think it may be the same with Safari, at least for Java.
     
  9. starclimbing9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this is a silly follow up question, but I assume that this would be the correct source for acquiring Java safely?

    https://www.oracle.com/java/index.html

    Also, if chosen to, I would uninstall Java the same way I would photoshop or any other application?
     

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