uninstall "Java". And I put "Java" in quotes because that word actuallyI think it's important to understand *why* you are being asked to
means a lot of things, *including* OpenJDK and Corretto. That is, OpenJDK
***IS*** Java, and Amazon Corretto ***IS*** Java also.
I was using "Java" as the trade name.
You are correct in that the reason is the licensing expense. The
worldwide business has been negotiating a license agreement for the latest
version. Using older versions is not an option. We are large enough that
we experience 0-day exploit attempts and spear-phishing on a regular
basis. Running older versions of anything is not an option for the
security folks. Running the latest version of Oracle's Java ("Java" as far
as I am concerned, since both OpenJDK and Corretto run under different
names) is now no longer an option.
Further difficulties arise because all software used has to be approved by
the same security folks mentioned above. In their place, I would make the
same decision. I don't think anyone on this list would be surprised at the
amount of Internet Explorer toolbars, sketchy "optimization" programs,
games, and frivolous garbage that can get installed on business computers
when everyone is allowed to load what they want. Vigilance is the eternal
price for security.
At the moment, Corretto is approved and OpenJDK is not. They also want us
running the latest version of Client Solutions (on 18.104.22.168 now).
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