|"Java not safe, learn to live without it. Only unscrupulous websites use it, eg MICROSOFT. Been using Firefox for just over a year & never used it."|
That is an absurd answer....most financial sites need java, so don't buy any stock either?
What java program are you trying to install?
I never saw one not work with Java. Maybe a messed up install of Firefox. Are you using 1.6 the newest version?If a plugin isn't working, go directly to Sun and install latest version as a program, Firefox will find it.