Java 8 Update 40 out - now using an application to install
Posted: 3/3/15 at 3:08 PM by rtrouton
There's a new Java 8 update out as of today. Oracle has decided to change its application deployment strategy from providing a standard installer package to an installer application.
This application will prompt for admin privileges before fully launching.
Once you provide admin authentication, the application launches.
You will be prompted to install an Ask.com toolbar. The installation of the toolbar is selected by default.
It will then tell you how many devices run Java while it installs.
Once complete, it'll tell you what it's installed.
It'll then ask you to install the Ask.com toolbar as a Safari extension.
If you then choose to install the Ask.com toolbar, Safari will look like this.