Guess I need to update the Java Virtual Machine ... compliance test and other test java applets work just fine now.
Guess the most recent batch of critical updates left a few loose ends out there ... Microsoft, I'm shocked!
Just noticed my java plug in for IE is no longer working. Verified this at http://www.uark.edu/~wrg/java/
Unfortunately I don't recall the last time I had occasion to use/launch any Java applets lately.
No new software/hardware installations only significant change (shudder) was application of latest critical update patches last week.
Not a major thing mind you, but *still* it's bugging me!