1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 23, 2013 1:23 PM by sheila_m.
Tilly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello everyone!


Please can anyone advise how to install Java on a 2008 MAcbook Air running (and limited to!) OS 10.6.8 ? Java website has no download available for MAcs under 10.7!



iPhone 4, iOS 5
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    sheila_m. Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,245 points)

    Hello Tilly,


    For Mac OS X version 10.6.8, the Java updates will come through Software Updates:


    Click here if you're running OS X Lion v10.7.5 or OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3, or later

    Use one of these methods:

    • For a new installation of Java 7:
      1. Download the latest Java 7 version from www.java.com/download/mac_download.jsp.
      2. Open the downloaded disk image.
      3. Open the installer within and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • If Java 7 is already installed:
      1. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences….
      2. Choose View > Java to open the Java Control Panel app.
      3. Click the Update tab.
      4. Click Update Now button and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Click here for if you're running Mac OS X v10.6.8

    Open Software Update and install all available updates. Additional updates may become available after installation.


    Find the full article at the following link:

    Java updates available for OS X on August 28, 2013



    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.



    Sheila M.