Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6
The latest version of Java for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. This version of Java, specifically designed for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, allows users to run Java applications on their Mac. It is a simple installation process, although it requires the user to close their browser before installing. Users can also download Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard through their Java preferences in the System Preferences folder. This version of Java has been updated by Apple to address a security flaw that was exploited by the Flashback Trojan.
The update includes the uninstallation of the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. To use applets on a web page, users can click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" and download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle. Additionally, this update removes the Java Preferences application, as it is no longer required to configure applet settings.