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How to remove/alleviate public users' fear of downloading java for your web app?

Probably this question has been asked many times, however, I have not
found a satisfactory answer, hence, post it here.

We in the industry know that there's nothing to fear for downloading
and installing it. However, lots of others fear downloading software,
how would you alleviate, if not eliminate, this problem for public
users? Saying, java is like "info infrastructure" like "highway" to a
vehicle may not gain user's confidence, does it?

Thanks.

Sep 21 '07 #1
4 1930
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed Do*******@gmail.com writing in
news:11**********************@22g2000hsm.googlegro ups.com:
Probably this question has been asked many times, however, I have not
found a satisfactory answer, hence, post it here.

We in the industry know that there's nothing to fear for downloading
and installing it. However, lots of others fear downloading software,
how would you alleviate, if not eliminate, this problem for public
users? Saying, java is like "info infrastructure" like "highway" to a
vehicle may not gain user's confidence, does it?

Thanks.

I would imagine that certicates from various agencies would help, eg.
Verisign, Truste, etc. If you are a member of the BBB, etc.
--
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http://www.cavalcade-of-coding.info
Please respond to the group so others can share

Sep 22 '07 #2
In our last episode, <11**********************@22g2000hsm.googlegroups. com>,
the lovely and talented Do*******@gmail.com broadcast on
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
We in the industry know that there's nothing to fear for downloading
and installing it.
Assuming making your browser slow for a stupid applet that is a waste of
everyone's time and which could accomplish the same purpose (if it has any
purpose other than feeding the ego of someone who considers himself a 'web
designer') by simpler and sleeker means.
However, lots of others fear downloading software,
how would you alleviate, if not eliminate, this problem for public
users? Saying, java is like "info infrastructure" like "highway" to a
vehicle may not gain user's confidence, does it?
Jave sucks. You suck.

--
Lars Eighner <http://larseighner.com/ <http://myspace.com/larseighner>
Countdown: 486 days to go.
What do you do when you're debranded?
Sep 22 '07 #3
In our last episode, <11**********************@22g2000hsm.googlegroups. com>,
the lovely and talented Do*******@gmail.com broadcast on
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
We in the industry know that there's nothing to fear for downloading
and installing it.
Assuming making your browser slow for a stupid applet that is a waste of
everyone's time and which could accomplish the same purpose (if it has any
purpose other than feeding the ego of someone who considers himself a 'web
designer') by simpler and sleeker means is nothing to fear.
However, lots of others fear downloading software,
how would you alleviate, if not eliminate, this problem for public
users? Saying, java is like "info infrastructure" like "highway" to a
vehicle may not gain user's confidence, does it?
Jave sucks. You suck.

--
Lars Eighner <http://larseighner.com/ <http://myspace.com/larseighner>
Countdown: 486 days to go.
What do you do when you're debranded?
Sep 22 '07 #4
When I see something telling me that I have to download a newer release
of Java my heart sinks; I know I'm in for a few months of trying to get
other Java applications to work again. It's one of the few messages that
strike dark terror in me. About its only saving grace is that it makes
the possible future migration to Vista look more attractive by comparison.

I'm not averse to software updates; I've been using computers since 1967
and apply upgrades to everything else on a routine basis.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
Sep 24 '07 #5

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