A Close Look at How Oracle Installs Deceptive Software With Java Updates

Ed Bott:

Congratulations, Oracle.

Java is the new king of foistware, displacing Adobe and Skype from the top of the heap.

Oracle only does this with their Java installers for Windows, but there’s nothing stopping them from doing it with their Mac OS X installers eventually. Well, except for Java’s inexorable slide into obsolescence as a desktop technology.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013