Java - No longer bundled with adware
The new Java installation process has gotten a much needed facelift. While installing on a computer today, it is in fact no longer bundled with the Ask toolbar junkware. This was highly annoying and installed unneeded toolbars in all the major browsers. It does nothing but slow down your browsing experience.
Thankfully, with the new update of Java 1.8, Update 40 they seemed to have gotten wise to this and listened to the feedback. Some companies such as ours, needs to use Java in the browser for an internal application. Being cautious of this issue, we never had this problem. However, with the 3 billion devices that Oracle claims has Java installed it is unlikely that all users were as aware.
Now if they could include an automatic uninstalled for those worthless toolbars, then we will be in the green again.
Image Credit » Screenshot taken by me.