Apple updates Java for 10.4, 10.5 users

Apple on Wednesday released Java updates for its Tiger and Leopard operating systems. Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 “delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java SE 6, J2SE 5.0 and J2SE 1.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.5.4 and later” and Apple notes that the release supports all Intel and PowerPC-based Macs, and that Java SE 6 is available on 64-bit, Intel-based Macs only.

Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 7 “delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 and Java 1.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and later. This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_16 and Java 1.4 to version 1.4.2_18.”

The Java updates also fix several security issue for OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.4 users.

The updates are available via Software Update or from the Apple Downloads page on Apple’s Web site.

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