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Apple Releases New Java 6 Updates with Security Enhancements

java_logo_newApple today released updated versions of Java 6 for OS X, bringing additional improvements to security, reliability, and compatibility. This is a standard update to Java 6, which is distributed by Apple. Java 7 is available through Oracle.
Java for OS X 2013-004 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_51.

On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5717 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.
There are separate updates available for both OS X Snow Leopard and OS X Lion/Mountain Lion which can be downloaded through the Mac App Store or from Apple's software download site.

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16 months ago

Java? Who cares?


Other people that use it besides you? What kind of an answer is that? If you do not want to use it, fine.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
Java? Who cares?
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
Just give us Java 7 for (Snow) Leopard. For something that's supposed to make one compile run on every device, Java has annoying compatibility issues.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago
Glad to see Apple keeps working on it. I personally need Java for Work still.

Now all I need is for Google to make Chrome 64bit (and accept 64bit extensions/plugins) then things will be a lot better, Not having Jave in Chrome is a pain for me sometimes.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago
Thanks for keeping Snow Leopard updates available, Apple!
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

Or you could stop living in the past.

Inb4 "i have essential apps that dont work in Lion+"

I dont care.


That's a pretty mean response. No, the problem is that despite my computer being totally Mountain Lion and Mavericks compatible, my GPU fan runs fast, and the graphics are kinda slow in anything beyond Snow Leopard. My GPU is not slow, either. Lack of Rosetta is also a nuisance, but I can go around it.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

Go get it yourself. http://oracle.com


I can't. It's for Lion and up.

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I do I want to play minecraft


Tell Notch/Jeb to learn a real language. I also play Minecraft, and it's frustrating how inefficient it is.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

Or you could stop living in the past.

Inb4 "i have essential apps that dont work in Lion+"

I dont care.


Some of us aren't made out of money to buy new Apple hardware every few years, to keep up with Apple's planned obsolescence schedule.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
I would like to see them release Java for OSX 10.4 and 10.5 as well so security exists for hardware that cannot run recent OS's.

Rocketman
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

Other people that use it besides you? What kind of an answer is that? If you do not want to use it, fine.


It wasn't an answer; it was a question ;)
Rating: 3 Votes

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