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If You Can't Disable Java, What Can You Do? - PCMag Here's just a few areas where Java is used: And don't forget the security tool, Secunia's Online Software Inspector, RSS Owl, and many other Open Source programs. They mention that LogMeIn free uses ActiveX. That's a better alternative?! They must be kidding! And as they say in the article, some just can't move from using Java based programs and it's out of their control. And what about Android which is based in part on Java. And a bazillion devices that people use every day that are based on full or in part Java. And they are almost all on the Internet and people have no idea what OS it's based on or if their device is based on it, or their phone. Sure if you know for a fact that you don't use Java, fine. Uninstall it. Same with Flash, Adobe Reader, RealPlayer, and any other plugin out there. You will definitely be safer online. But I think we have to ask ourselves a few questions on this. Why is Java being targeted so badly. Yes, Oracle needs to be better at this but that's not the only reason. Think about those that will benefit from the loss of Open Source alternatives like OpenOffice, LibreOffice, alternatives to MS Office, Corel WordPerfect and a host of others. Android OS/devices alternatives to Mac iOS devices, and Microsoft's Windows 8 RT and Windows Phone Mobile devices. Complimentary security programs like Secunia's online software inspector to assist in making sure you are up to date. Many NASA JPL programs to see the orbits of comets and asteroids, and the list goes on and on. Oracle needs to get on the stick. They need to keep Java updated and the best it can be. There needs to be alternatives, cross platform alternatives, to things like ActiveX and other OS specific alternatives. So, I ask again. Who is sounding the alarm the most? Or more importantly, who may be behind the alarm to kill this Java and why?