Duke doesn't dance for me either.
Sun's test pages I've used have not been reliable for a while. People going there with the _07 update are also being told they have the latest version.
Can you see the pink box with your _08 update here?
When running the Sun Java Virtual Machine TEST, I receive the following:
1- you have the latest version 1.5.0_08
2- if you can see the dancing DUKE logo......then the JRE is functioning correctly.
Well, DUKE doesn't appear. How can this be corrected?
No answers fm Sun forums, Secunia, others.
My internet Options>advanced has Java(Sun) - use JRE 1.5.0_08 for <applet> checked and all Microsoft VM items unchecked. Coffee Cup logo ok, plugin control panel ok, Java cache cleared, et al.
Running Windows XP(sp2) IE6.