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Oracle’s Java 8 Update 40 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 4, 2015 10 comments

For the past few major releases, Oracle has used a standard installer package to install Java 7 and Java 8. With the release of Java 8 Update 40 though, Oracle changed how Java 8 for Macs is installed. Oracle has now switched to using an application to install Java.

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This switch away from using installer packages is a problem for Mac admins who need to deploy Oracle’s Java 8 in their own environment. However, after doing some research, it looks like it is still possible to deploy Oracle’s Java 8 Update 40 using a standard installer package. For more details, see below the jump.

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Categories: Java, Mac administration
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