Oracle Java on Windows

Added a page with tips regarding Oracle Java on Windows. These tips are sadly necessary because Oracle keeps defaulting Windows users to a 32-bit JRE that installs a dangerous and useless browser plugin, attempts to install obnoxious paid crapware, and lacks the modern Server VM to boot.

The simplest workaround is to manually download the 64-bit JRE which has none of these flaws. (Well, it does install a browser plugin but only for 64-bit browsers which hardly anyone uses on Windows.) 32-bit users can at least substitute the JDK to avoid Oracle’s crapware and get the Server VM, but that’s more laborious – see the page for details.

I really wish OpenJDK would make a Windows distribution that we could point users to…

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