Not a bash, just the facts

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Mar 23 14:23:47 UTC 2006

Chanchao wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 09:51 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > (I just checked back at the instructions for installing the java stuff
>> > and it's completely rediculous.  (Java / JRE is needed to run many web
>> > sites and even some functions in software that comes with Ubuntu) )
>> I can't even get Windows to install Java any easier than with Ubuntu, so
>> where's the real problem?  You download a zip file from Sun and
>> uncompress
>> it.  If you want it automatically, you can even get it from multiverse.
>> Yes, Ubuntu could do a better job of explaining how to get it, but it's
>> Sun that makes it a hassle, not Ubuntu.
> Well, let's see.  On windows (IF you need Sun's JRE in the first place
> because all websites seem to run fine without it) you click the download
> link and let it open up.
> On Ubuntu, from the wiki:
> ------------
> Go to [WWW] and click on
> ?Download JRE 5.0 Update 6?. Ensure you do not choose one of the JDK or
> J2EE versions unless you are going to develop Java applications.

I think I need to do something with that Wiki.  It's _never_ been that hard.

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