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Oracle's Web Browser Plug-In Is Sinking Fast

By Anders Bylund - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:50PM

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You're right to be nervous about using Java in your Web browser. But that doesn't take away from the platform's importance to enterprise computing.

This week, Oracle (ORCL 0.16%) found and patched a huge amount of security holes in its Java plugin for Web browsers. While it's never a bad idea to plug security holes, the update comes after a well-documented spree of Java hacks.

But don't cry for Java's demise in the desktop browser. The platform is still massively important in enterprise-grade computing. In this video, Fool contributor Anders Bylund walks you through Java's ups and downs on the desktop and in the data center.

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