Apple Releases Updates Java for OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8

NewImageApple has released an update to Java, bringing the standard OS X Java installation to parity with Oracle's latest release of Java SE 6.
About Java for OS X 2012-005

Java for OS X 2012-005 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_35.
Java for OS X 2012-005 is available for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 is available for OS X Snow Leopard.

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28 months ago

Java is useless


Leave.
Rating: 12 Votes
28 months ago

Doesn't The Adobe CS6 suite need Java to work correctly?


When does any software from Adobe work correctly?
Rating: 4 Votes
28 months ago

Java is useless


Yes, very useless. That's why it's one of the most popular programming languages in use.
Rating: 4 Votes
28 months ago
Doesn't The Adobe CS6 suite need Java to work correctly?
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago
There are, unfortunately, many useful products that require java. unfortunate only because it is an awkward dependency.

This is great to see such a far reaching patch from Apple.
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago

Java is useless


The Minecraft players alone will destroy you!

Many of my tools are Java-only. Apple's Xraid management program? Java. Cisco's Network Assistant (switch config)? Java. Cisco's ASDM (ASA / firewall / router config)? Java.

I need Java. I do not need the security issues.
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago

Java is useless


So useless that many of us use it daily and ... *gasp*.. don't hate it.
Java like Flash or any other development technology has it's proper places and uses. They all have their pros/cons. Do I want all apps I run to be Java? Absolutly not. But are there scenarios where it is the appropriate choice? Absolutly. Many System Admins, remote workers, etc... depend on Java and do so without issue. We don't want Jave used for everything, just like we don't want Objective C used for everything, or Flash, or AppleScript, or .Net, or any other technology. You use the best tool for the job and Java quite often does in fact fit that.
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago

Notwithstanding Java's absolute irrelevance, I have a different question:

Hasn't Apple stated that they would NO LONGER supply Java updates? What the heck is this now?


... what? You need to get out more if you think Java is irrelevant.
Rating: 2 Votes
28 months ago

Java is useless


Perhaps it is to you, but I use it in a server-client environment to run some certain database query applications.
Rating: 2 Votes
28 months ago

Java is useless


For you, but java is still used by many companies in-house and it works well and secure. Also used for education, now go play and let the big boys discuss real issues. :rolleyes:

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Can you elaborate on this?


No he can't its just emotional outburst. :rolleyes:

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Notwithstanding Java's absolute irrelevance, I have a different question:

Hasn't Apple stated that they would NO LONGER supply Java updates? What the heck is this now?


They may not have had a choice, I am just glad they are. This is only my take but Apple is another company now and we may see more support for older system in the coming years as it transitions from Steve's company to a company that should push into the server and Corp side. Corporation expect more than just 2 or 3 years support.

Either way this Java issue is way over blow for people that have been online for years. Its reality no system is completely secure and no system is ever up to date when it comes to security. Plus don't we already know not to open mail we don't know or not to go to sites we know better not to.

Just uncheck the Java on Safari and move on, such little scared children. Its the internet not the boogyman. :D
Rating: 2 Votes

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