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Canonical to remove Oracle’s Sun Java from users’ systems

The end of licensing for operating system distributors to ship Oracle’s Sun Java JDK packages, combined with October’s announcement of a number of critical vulnerabilities in that software, has led Canonical to announce that, for security reasons, it will be disabling the Sun JDK browser plugin immediately. The Sun JDK is currently distributed through the company’s “Partner Repository” and is often downloaded and installed by users who find that the default OpenJDK is not sufficiently compatible or stable enough when running their Java applications. As Oracle withdrew the DLJ (“Operating System Distributor License for Java”) in August, Canonical are unable to ship any updates and were already expected to stop distribution of the Sun JDK.

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