Oracle's Java is high maintenance considering how few applications I have on my desktop / browser that use it.
I wish I could charge Oracle for my time that I spend updating Java all the time. I bet the total human time spent on manually running that updater is obscene when multiplied by the millions of computers it is on.
It's hard to believe, but they have broken an updater.
Just tried it be remoting into my relatives' computer (in Moscow) and it works just fine.
BTW, I can envision a future headline from NYT Upshot like How the embargo on grains, apples, and Java led Russia to become a computer science powerhouse.
ReadHat isn't completely free, but Apache's license has no restricion on exporting the software, as required by FSF guidelines. Somebody not in the US can export it at will. (And the US can forbid Apache from distributing to that somebody...)
The irony is that most of this started when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, while she was championing free and open internet. But her own department "somehow" had different ideas.
But come on, does that really stop anyone in those countries from downloading software?
Yeah, just like North Korea, Syria and Cuba did.
I presume turnips are packages and swinging means working, though I'm not entirely sure.