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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Apple Releases New Java 6 Updates with Security Enhancements




Apple 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.
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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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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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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.

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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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Just give us Java 7.
Go get it yourself. http://oracle.com
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Java? Who cares?
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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Java? Who cares?
I do I want to play minecraft
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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Wasn't Oracle supposed to take over Java support for OS X?

Oh they dropped the ball on that? Surprise, surprise. I lament their acquisition of Sun; and not because of Java.

EDIT: I suppose I could just download Java 7 instead. But with the track record Oracle Java has had in the last year I feel like that would just be asking for trouble. I'm glad I've had the honour of never building a dependency on it.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:01 PM   #9
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Just give us Java 7 for (Snow) Leopard.
Or you could stop living in the past.

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

I dont care.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:03 PM   #10
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If I already downloaded and installed the latest Java 7 from Oracle (a while ago, too), do I really need to install this? I did through the App store anyway but I'm confused since these "updates" keep popping up in my App Store.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for keeping Snow Leopard updates available, Apple!
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:10 PM   #12
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If I already downloaded and installed the latest Java 7 from Oracle (a while ago, too), do I really need to install this? I did through the App store anyway but I'm confused since these "updates" keep popping up in my App Store.
likely not unless you have a java app that specifically doesn't run on 1.7 and will only run on 1.6.

(i hate it when developers do that)
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:17 PM   #13
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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.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:20 PM   #14
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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.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:23 PM   #15
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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.

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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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so I have java 7 installed on my mac, but i still get these updates, is that normal? do both versions coexist?
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:49 PM   #17
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Or you could stop living in the past.
My vintage black MacBook (2006) is still running strong with Snow Leopard, especially after the local Apple Store replaced the keyboard top and CPU fan with brand new units for modest cost. Woo-hoo!

OTOH, Mavericks looks good enough to buy new hardware for the next seven years.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 04:02 PM   #18
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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.
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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
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 04:21 PM   #20
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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.
"every few years"

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*looks at the requirements of ML, sees it supprts Macs from 2008*

Yep, nobody has the money to buy a Mac every few years. And you have to if you want to use ML.
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Tell Notch/Jeb to learn a real language. I also play Minecraft, and it's frustrating how inefficient it is.
Damn right! That game should perform well on an intel GMA by the look of it but I get a third of the frame rate of half life 2 at the same resolution???
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 05:08 PM   #22
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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.
Some of us do have new enough Apple hardware, but it doesn't work with Mountain Lion for an unexplained reason.

2008 Mac Pro. It's on the list of supported Macs, and others say it works, but it just doesn't work well for me.
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"every few years"

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*looks at the requirements of ML, sees it supprts Macs from 2008*

Yep, nobody has the money to buy a Mac every few years. And you have to if you want to use ML.
Nope. Just some of us. My 2008 black MacBook is stuck at 10.7 but runs beautifully. All I am missing is Messages, which needs at least 10.8.
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so I have java 7 installed on my mac, but i still get these updates, is that normal? do both versions coexist?
Yes. Apple supplies Java 6 and Oracle supplies Java 7. I need both, 7 for web and 6 for Minecraft.
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Glad to see Apple keeps working on it. I personally need Java for Work still.
Can you explain why you need Java in the browser for work? What apps are you running that requires Java? What exactly is keeping the vendor from packaging that code as a Java application? Oracle has provided packaging tools for a long time...

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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.
As far as anyone can tell, Java in the browser will continue to be a risk. The way for things to get better is to insist that your vendors either provide Java apps for their mission-critical code or ditch Java entirely.

The only way to be safe is to remove this vector for infection.
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