Apple has made available Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 3, which improves functionality of J2SE 5.0 on Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.2 and later, according to the company. Apple said that this update does not change the default version of Java on your Mac from Java 1.4.2 to J2SE 5.0, though Java applications that require J2SE 5.0 may specifically request it. You can change the preferred Java version for applications and applets by using the new Java Preferences utility. This utility is installed by the J2SE 5.0 update at /Applications/Utilities/Java/J2SE 5.0/. The update is
available from Apple’s Web site
or via the Software Update control panel.