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    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2010
    Los Angeles
    intel mac, 10.5.7
    Need help with java update for 64-bit intel mac, 10.5.7
    Help. Although I use a mac all day at work as a designer, I've just started learning how to service my own mac at home and I don't want to mess it up!!!

    I want to update my java so I can run real-time online auctions. Currently I have JSE5.0, 1.5.0-22. My prefs indicate I'm running a 32-bit java. Can I update using java 1.6 for 10.5, 64-bit?

    My system uses 10.5.7 on an imac. Need to know anything else?

    Any help would be much appreciated!!

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Java is integrated into OS X and the installation is distributed and maintained by Apple. Long story made short, if Software Update says that you're good to go, you need not touch anything. Your real-time auctions should be fine.
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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    If you're really concerned about versions of Java, open up /Applications/Utilities/Java and change the default version there. You may or may not have JavaSE 6 installed but since it is listed here as being updated with a Java update, you do probably have it installed.
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