|Probably a long shot but is there a way to run a Java applet without having to install Java Runtime?|
One of the users of my computers "desperately" needs to use a site that uses Java applets. I refuse to install Java on the machines though; I consider it bloatware and a security risk.
Last machine I had it on, it had been updating itself which I thought was a good idea, then I realised it hadn't been removing the old versions for "compatibility reasons".
In Add or Remove Programs there were at least ten different versions of Java installed all over 100mb a pop. And it'd been installing an extension for Firefox each update, but even after I'd removed the obsolete versions of Java the extensions in Firefox could only be disabled, not uninstalled.
I know, I could just have Java on the computer and disable its auto update function and do it myself if needs must to avoid the bloat but Java is such a security risk.
Of all the things my users did to infect computers with viruses (email attachments, downloading dodgy files). I was irritated that Java seemingly allowed them to infect a computer by simply surfing a web site. Luckily I've got pretty good AV but even so...