Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to slmdunkr)
You don't have it unless you have downloaded and installed it either manually or via Software Update.
The update should be installed to protect you from possible malware exploits via Java. However, if you don't use Java programming or run Java applets in your browser, then you do not need the update. But you must turn Java off in your browser's security preferences (it will be a checkbox.)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to slmdunkr)
I've been checking and ran a "do i have java" test.
I did do the latest software update and it appears
that I have Java 6_43 from Apple.
Why is Oracle suggesting a download of 7 for mac?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to slmdunkr)
Apple has decided to shift the responsibility for providing Java updates for the Mac to Oracle. For now they are updating side by side, but Oracle will shortly be the only upgrade source of Java for the Mac. The version of Java installed via the Mac update is the same version supplied by Oracle. The difference is that the Oracle version includes a preference panel to allow the user to manage the Java installation. This has been removed by Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to Kappy)
Thanks for quick/helpful answers!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to slmdunkr)
You are most welcome. BTW, there is no need for you to mark your message. Awarding points is intended for the person who helped you or solved your problem (or both.)