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[Security] Oracle updates Java, supports OS X, claims full and t
Oracle updates Java, supports OS X, claims full and timely updates for Apple users
by Paul Ducklin on August 15, 2012
Apple and Java have had an on-again, off-again relationship for a while now.
Back in the mists of time - actually, just under three years ago, when OS X 10.6 appeared - Macs came with Java as part of the OS X distribution.
And not just the JRE - the Runtime Environment you need to run other people's Java programs on your computer - but the three-times-the-size, all-singing, all-dancing JDK. That's the Development Kit - the JRE plus the stuff you need to build your own Java software.
Whenever Sun (now Oracle) announced an update to Java - whether for features, security patches or both - most users could head over to the download motherlode on the Sun-now-Oracle site and grab the latest and greatest JRE or JDK.
But not Mac users....