I have had Java v7 since it came out (to the day, I'm sad like that) and have run speed tests with it many times before. Recently updated to Java 7 build 3 and did notice a Java applet being downloaded during the first test run today. Have a screen shot dated the end of January when Java 7b2 was installed. Java 7 was released last July.
So it isn't Java 7 as such, but something messed up in the applet version d/l today IMHO FWIW.
Stress - the condition brought about by having to resist the temptation to beat the living daylights out of someone who richly deserves it.
Edited by DrTeeth (Mon 27-Feb-12 20:32:11)