1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 5:02 PM by Klaus1
walterholt Level 1 Level 1

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.

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Solved by Klaus1 on Dec 12, 2012 5:02 PM Solved

Since August 2012 updates for Java (and especially Java Runtime Environment, which is what you actually need) must now be downloaded direct from Oracle:


http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1637588.h tml


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:


Java for OS X 2012-006: How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in and Web Start functionality.


Interesting article here on why Apple removed Mac browsers’ ability to run Jave Applets: