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We have applications that can only use Java 6.x. Java 7 is not supported. Can Java 6.x be installed on OS X 7 and 8?

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Nov 30, 2012 7:44 AM

Our workplace (a large research university) uses both Win and Mac based desktops/laptops. We are about to deploy an enterprise-wide ERP system whose components are web-based. The components the components are support I.E. & Firefox browsers, so this is not a problem for the Mac OS X users. The components only support Java 6.x. Users of OS X 10.6.x and lower can use Java 6.x since Apple supports this. However, OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) seem to only support Java 7.x which is not supported by our new ERP system.

 

Is it possible to install Java 6.x on OS X 10.7 and 10.8 desktops/laptops?  I've viewed http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5493 but that doesn't specifically answer this question.

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