Important Note: This version of Java for Mac only works on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. A different version of Java for OS X 10.7 Lion and above is available.
Java 1.6 is the latest version of Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It enables you to use Java applications on your Mac and is simple to install although you need to close your browser before doing so. You can also download Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard via your Java preferences in your System Prefs folder. If you've had problems doing this however, this download should solve it. Note that this version of Java has been updated by Apple to patch a security flaw that was exploited by the Flashback Trojan.
Java 1.6 allows you to run Java apps on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard .
- This update uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
- This update also removes the Java Preferences application, which is no longer required to configure applet settings.