I try to avoid questions that lead to geeky answers, but sooner or later I must have a go at those that recur repeatedly. This week, I’ll try to explain Java Scripting. Even if I don’t do a good job, I’ll still tell you how to confirm whether you have it and if not, how to get it. Reason being, you do need Java to enhance your Internet surfing experience. It’s like this: you don’t have to know anything about the carburetor under your hood, but you probably need one to drive your car.
Another Issue with Java is that periodically, it needs to be updated, partly because of new technology and partly for security reasons. You could hope that when you download the latest version the old one would be removed, but that doesn’t happen. I find it easier to uninstall the old version first and then either go to the Java site or to FileHippo to install the new one.