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Visit Stack Exchange I would like to update my java version (UPDATE, not install) on my ubuntu 12.04 computer.
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You still technically need Java, but it is now downloaded by the Minecraft launcher and stored with the launcher instead of installed across the entire system.
If Minecraft is the only reason you have Java installed, you now have no reason to open up your system to Java vulnerabilities.
We’ve written extensively about Java and the problems with the platform over the years; if you need a solid primer on why exactly Java is such a problem we’d strongly suggest reading over Java Is Awful and Insecure, It’s Time to Disable It, Here’s How.
As awful as Java is and as prone to zero day exploits as it may be, it’s also the magic that drives Minecraft, for better or worse.
One of the big complaints Minecraft players have is that Minecraft runs on Java — it’s a pain to deal with because it’s insecure and needs frequent updating to avoid exploits, and they’d rather not deal with it at all.
Thanks to a new launcher, Minecraft no longer requires you to install Java, so you can finally remove it.
I do not know how to update it, and installing a newer version does not replace the existing one.
What's the bet way to install/update Java on Raspbian, and keep it updated going forward?
Over the last few months Mojang has been testing a new launcher for the Windows PC Edition of Minecraft (an OS X launcher is in the works and expected by the end of the year).