Java Updates No Longer Mean Dodging The Wretched Ask Toolbar

Oracle's Java will no longer try to trick you into installing the Ask toolbar when you next perform a Java update. Oracle is partnering up with Yahoo! search instead, to keep generating some extra revenue without pissing off quite as many of us. 

Why Oracle, who already makes bazillions of dollars from their flagship database product, felt it necessary to irritate so many for several years in such an unseemly manner remains a mystery to me, but the Ask toolbar days are no more (at least for Java users). 

This follows a spunky move by Microsoft who recently added Ask toolbar detection to their anti-malware software.

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