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How do I get Java????????

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GioB50 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 19, 2014 10:11 AM

I have a dual core 1.8Ghz Power Mac G5 here running OS X 10.5.8 and I was wondering how I could get Java version 1.6. I want to play Minecraft and it tells me:

"No compatible version of Java 1.6+ is available."


Please help!

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Dual 1.8 Ghz PowerPC G5
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jan 19, 2014 11:14 AM (in response to GioB50)



    Sad news is you cannot, you're stuck at...


    java version "1.5.0_30"

    Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_30-b03-389-9M3425)

    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_30-161, mixed mode, sharing)


    Apple is painfully unclear here that Java 1.6 is only for Intel Macs, & then only 64 bit Intel Macs...


  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,060 points)
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    Jan 24, 2014 4:43 AM (in response to BDAqua)

    BDAqua, here's the latest link:


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jan 24, 2014 1:13 PM (in response to a brody)

    Thanks, but 1.6 won't work for PPC Macs, I think that is very unclear there.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,060 points)
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    Jan 27, 2014 11:19 AM (in response to BDAqua)
    Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_30, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs. 


    Nowhere does it say that Java SE 1.6 is for anything but 64 bit Capable Intel Macs on the link I gave.


    Never have Intel Macs been called PowerMacs.  Thus unless someone is not familiar with the Apple processor history, it should be emminently clear.


    We do have people who come on the forum believing G5s are Intel, but that is totally wrong.  G5s are made by IBM, and were the last processor made by IBM as part of the Apple Intel Motorola alliance.  And one should not confuse IBM made CPUs designed for Apple made computers for IBM PC compatible computers not made by Apple.


    Apple shifted to Intel in 2006, and for each Intel they changed the name to some degree


    iMac (IBM) G5 was changed for iMac Intel CoreDuo

    Mac Mini  (Motorola) G4 was changed to Mac Mini Intel CoreSolo

    Powerbook (Motorola) G4 was changed to MacBook Pro Intel CoreDuo

    iBook (Motorola) G4 was changed to MacBook Intel CoreSolo
    PowerMac (IBM) G5 was changed to Mac Pro Intel Xeon


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