A well respect photo lab has informed me that I need Java 6 to download and communicate with their ordering and pricing system.
I am running a 2004 G5 desktop Power Mac using OS10.5.8.
Is this something I can do or is all my equipment and my OS to old?
Is Java part of my OS or is Java part of my Safari or Firefox browser. I can enable and disable Java in both browsers,
but the Java versions are nowhere near Java 6.
I have read that the current thoughts on Java is it better to disable it for security reasons.
Since August 2012 updates for Java (and especially Java Runtime Environment, which is what you actually need) must now be downloaded direct from Oracle:
Further information here:
and their FAQ’s:
However, if you need the Jave 6 JRE and plug-in, MadMAC0 has posted at
Apple has also posted (Oct 22/12) the approved solution for restoring the Java 6 plug-in:
Interesting article here on why Apple removed Mac browsers’ ability to run Jave Applets: