[LINK] Fwd: Census Config [Was: Personal comments on the eC
kim at holburn.net
Thu Aug 3 20:51:19 EST 2006
On 2006 Aug 03, at 4:56 PM, Roger Clarke wrote:
>> On 3/8/06 2:42 PM, "Roger Clarke" <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
>>> Off-list, someone's told me IE may turn Java on even if it's
>>> turned off.
>>> Is that true??
>>> If so, it's a further, and very substantial reason never ever to
>>> use IE.
>>> Is it true that:
>>> (a) MS is mucking around with your machine without your consent or
>>> knowledge, and arguably over-riding your consent?? and
>>> (b) MS is providing the capability for every web-site provider to
>>> do anything on your machine that Java intentionally or
>>> unintentionally enables it to do, again without your
>>> consent or
>>> knowledge, and arguably over-riding your consent??
Probably but I don't know if that's anything to do with java.
> At 16:03 +1000 3/8/06, Stilgherrian wrote:
>> No, it's all WITH your consent.
> Okay, ever the pedant, I'll keep going (:-)}
I thought (and I don't use windows much so I'm not entirely sure that
a standard install doesn't actually include java because Microsoft
got in a snoot about it and you have to actually actively download
it. Maybe that's changed.
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