Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

hate hate hate

Have I mentioned recently how much I hate Java and Sun?

Today's escapades: I'm trying unsuccessfully to download the JRE installer for my computer, but only getting the first 15 bytes of the files. I suspect they're having maintenance issues on their website, not that they've bothered to do anything to indicate that that's the case.

And WHY do I need to download the JRE installer? So that I can uninstall and reinstall java to get rid of Java Web Start, which was installed by some other program, refuses to uninstall itself, and which hijacks .jar files from the normal java runtime (again, without giving you the option to get rid of it and put things back to normal) so that it can fail to run them.

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