Apple releases Java 2012-006 update for Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 operating systems

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Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, 07:20
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Ya can’t knock a useful Java update.

On Tuesday, Apple released its Java 2012-006 update for its Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating systems. The update, a 67 megabyte download, 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.

As always, the update can also be located and installed via the built-in “Software Update” feature in Mac OS X.

The Java 2012-006 update requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7 or later to install.

If you’ve tried the updates and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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11 Responses to “Apple releases Java 2012-006 update for Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 operating systems”

  1. The Apple Java for OS X 2012-006 1.0 update for Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 operating systems removes Java applet support from all browsers.
    If you exclusively or primarily use the 32-bit Google Chrome browser you are left with no way to run Java applets in the Chrome browser.
    After installing the Java for OS X 2012-006 1.0 update, anyone who visits a web page with a Java applet in the Chrome browser is directed to download the Java 7 applet plug-in from Oracle.
    Attempting to do so generates the following message;
    “Chrome does not support Java 7. Java 7 runs only on 64-bit browsers and Chrome is a 32-bit browser.
    If you download Java 7, you will not be able to run Java content in Chrome and will need to use a 64-bit browser (such as Safari or Firefox) to run Java content within a browser. Additionally, installing Java 7 will disable the ability to use Apple Java 6 on your system.”If you go to the Oracle site and follow the links to get the Java 6 version at the
    Java 6 download page, there is only a message as follows for the MAC OS X system.

    “APPLE JAVA 6 FOR MAC OS XFor Java versions 6 and below, Apple supplies their own version of Java. Use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java 6 for your Mac. For issues related to Apple Java 6 on Mac, contact Apple Support. “

  2. The java update has caused a problem for me trying to run yahoo games applets. While I can enter game rooms, when I try to set a table or join a game, I get booted from the yahoo game server. Uninstalled and reinstalled, but the same thing happens. Any suggestions would be welcome

  3. Same problem here 🙁 on both Safari and Firefox

  4. Same problem here…

  5. I have the same problem as jon b. I cannot get into the Yahoo game rooms and play without getting an error message or immediate boot. I also uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck HELP!

  6. I am a Realtor in California – I cannot run my Winforms (Realtor software for transaction legal forms) and pretty much unable to conduct transaction business. THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM!!! Quit fighting and FIX the problem!

  7. I have the same problem with Yahoo. Perhaps its time that Yahoo updated their games to recognize that Macs do have a java capacity. It seems that I get booted when the game pops up a message saying Macs cant run live script.

  8. Can’t help but wonder if Apple is sticking their thumb in Google’s eye with this. Let’s see.. if we remove our plugin, Chrome users won’t have Java. Brilliant!

    Play nice – the users are suffering!

  9. This update has killed our customers ability to upload film on a Mac. Our upload applet, after installing Java 7, does not have a “send” button and therefore our Mac customers cannot upload video as they are required to by their conferences. It is a serious problem for us and as of this writing, we cannot find a solution.

  10. I down loaded the java and tried to play yahoo pinochle. A screen came and said you need a plug-in. I clicked on the plug in and it told me no plug in available i NEED 10.8.3 (which doesn’t exist yet.

  11. I have the same problem as Joh B please help.