HT3891: Mac OS X v10.5: About Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6Learn about Mac OS X v10.5: About Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to Leon Buijs)
We're out of luck, Intel 64 Bit OSes only...
This release of J2SE 5.0 and J2SE 1.4.2 supports all Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Java SE 6 is available on 64-bit, Intel-based Macs only.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the reply. I might have even read this page but I didn't quite understand it. I use an old G5 for watching TV series and movies. It's such a waste to see these old powerMacs unused. I've been whipping up a 'how to' page about it. (Shameless plug alert). They can still work fine as a G5 media center.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Leon Buijs)
I might have even read this page but I didn't quite understand it.
They certainly didn't go out of their way to make it clear, I originally had to read it a dozen time to get it!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to Leon Buijs)
Sort of like when they advertise 300+ enhancements, not telling you that you'll never use 295 of them, & there are 200+ back steps... on the whole, for my multiple uses, there's been no real improvement in OSX since 10.4.11.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Maybe it's just us, but.. I have this with just about all software of the last decade. For example: I used to work freelance with Flash a lot and it got a totally new scripting language TRICE between 2000 and 2006.
Sure, the original scripting was limited, but three, increasingly, quite complicated scripting languages in 6 years was a complete overkill for about 99% of all the Flash movies ever made.
Same with Photoshop, Illustrator, Word.. What is added that was really a serious change since the early versions? They just keep on changing it, so they can sell new suites, often breaking things, like compatibility, in the process.