Downloading Java on my Dell Laptop

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I want to download Java on my Dell laptop. I heard it will make it run slow. Is there a way to help prevent that?


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  • ToddN2000
    Never heard that Java makes a computer run slow. If it did effect a computer to a great extent I think no one would load it. Where did you hear or read this info?
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  • TheRealRaven
    It's very unlikely that installing Java will make your system run slow. (I suppose it's possible.) But if you aren't using it, why do you want it?

    If you want it in order to run Java apps or to develop and use them, you need to dowload/install the appropriate parts. It's not exactly a choice in those cases anyway.

    Bear in mind that a Java app can run slower than the same app written in some other languages. But that's to be expected in light of some other advantages that Java can give to developers.
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  • TheRealRaven
    BTW, if you don't know that you need it for some reason, it's probably better not to download it. Once installed, it's one more environment that you need to track and keep updated for security reasons.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Here Java means what! For development you have to download JDK and for only run time it is JRE! Certainly does not slow any laptop/pc else it is too old. Jdk also does not, else you install netbeans/ eclipse/ net fusion or any other like that. Actually, it all depends on proper configurations.
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  • Brijesh
    Java doesn't make computer slow its just the app which is required by any software. Also for programming.
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  • AndreaF
    If you do install Java for any reason, pay attention to the screens that display during the process - Java likes to try and attach (sometimes useless) programs along with your download
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  • TheRealRaven
    AndreaF's comment is a very good one. The 'optional' added software has been the biggest problem for me in the past. I long ago started opting out of everything non-Java during installs/upgrades. And I've never seen anything offered that I actually wanted installed on any of my systems.
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  • clark445kent

    Hi,

    I agree with AndreaF and TheRealRaven; Java does not give rise to the problem but a few additional software (malware) do. So be alert (be cautious) when you download and install Java in your laptop.

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  • ToddN2000
    Are you looking to write Java code or is some software application asking for you to install it?
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