Java for OS X 2014-001 Offers Java SE 6 Tweaks
Java lives in a strange place between death and truly being alive. For example, this Java for OS X update from Apple disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in and installs an old-ish (Java for OS X 2013-005) version of Java.
• Java for OS X 2014-001 (download)
— Java for OS X 2014-001 includes installation improvements, and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X. This package installs the same version of Java 6 included in Java for OS X 2013-005.
As hinted to in the lede (on systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006 or later), this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled “Missing plug-in” to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
Yep, Java for OS X is more alive than a zombie, but the scent of death is in the room. Or, is that just the Android phone on kitchen table — hard to say, actually…
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