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Java Support ends for Windows XP

Oracle is no longer supporting Java for Windows XP and will only support Windows Vista or later. Java 8 is not supported for Windows XP and users will be unable to install on their systems. Oracle warns "Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk" [1]



Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu


523 Posts
ISC Handler
Jul 5th 2014
Good riddance, Oracle. Now if you could sh*t-can Java completely, that would be great.
Lets see, when was VISTA's EOL??? SOS like MS, Oracle is disease ridden code that will haunt everyone for years to come. But "billionaires" can do that..

Oh, and as many, many know, JDK's 7 development kit had more holes in it that swiss-cheese during XP's cycle. But the new Eclipse will save the day..

52 Posts
Quoting Anonymous:Good riddance, Oracle. Now if you could sh*t-can Java completely, that would be great.

Personally... I would be satisfied if Oracle were to can Web browser RUI support and Java webstart,

Or rather.... cease all "free public distribution" and require all Enterprise deployments to include a deployment ruleset with default deny, allow only specific certificates/URLs.

Many intranet applications need Java to be installed.

Many users are running insecure versions of Java 6 and do not have any support contracts with Oracle for access to the non-public security updates to Java 6.

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> Question: when was Vista's EOL?

Answer: It has not yet occurred -- it is 21 months into the future ...


Products Released -------------- Windows Vista Business ////// Windows 7 Professional
Lifecycle Start Date ---------- 2007-01-25 ////// 2009-10-22
Mainstream Support End Date ---- 2012-04-10 ////// 2015-01-13
Extended Support End Date ------ 2017-04-11 ////// 2020-01-14
Service Pack Support End Date -- 2010-04-13 ////// 2013-04-09

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