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Apple Releases Java Updates for Snow Leopard (Version 3) and Leopard (Version 8)

Apple today released a pair of software updates bringing new version of Java to Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Leopard. The updates deliver improvements to compatibility, security, and reliability.

- Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 (74.30 MB, Requires Mac OS X 10.6.4)

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_22.

- Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8 (119.07 MB, Requires Mac OS X 10.5.8)

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_26, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_22 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs. J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.

Full details of the security improvements included in the updates are available in support documents for Snow Leopard and Leopard.