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    VASSALís making you use JAVA - Good or Bad?

    I have no idea, really

    On Mac, I wasnít worried so much, as you donít have near the vulnerabilities you have on a PC with virus, malware, and all that other scary shit.

    On a PC, Iíd run VASSAL for years with not a worry ó and knock on wood, JAVA never compromised my systems, near as I could tell. But those days, especially considering I just switched back to a PC laptop from a Mac, I hesitate.

    This article is about the best I found on this subject, and the key seems to be:
    1. Keep it manually updated (and watch for those updates); and
    2. Delete the old version when you update with a new version.

    Now, why am I quaking on and on about this?

    I want VASSAL.

    I still have it loaded on my old MacBook Pro, so thereís that. But thatís now in itsí new home in the basement. Iím lazy (or old...really canít tell these days). I donít necessarily want to go down into the cold, musty basement to play a VASSAL game, especially for GMing here on the forum. I know...First World Problem, right!?!

    I just wanted to broach the subject. anyone with better knowledge on this subject is more than welcome to weigh in.
    If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning

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    I find that there are a lot of things like online army builders that need Java, which is a real shame as it has such a bad rep for a pc.
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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    Yeah, it is a popular software for gaming interests. So far, I am hearing that it’s OK to download, as long as you’e Cautious with its maintenance. I had it on my PC some years ago and never ran int issues, knock on wood, so, perhaps I’ll chance it.
    If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning

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