Apple Updates Java for Mac OS X 10.6 &10.7

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Apple has released an update for Java on Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 the updates are available now via Software Update on your Mac.

Check out all the exciting details about these updates after the break.

According to Apple:

Mac OS X Lion

Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_29.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4883 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_29.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4884 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.

If you’d like to download the update directly to install on multiple computers you can get a copy of it for Mac OS X Lion or Snow Leopard.

Note a few people in the comments question the validity of one of the updates. Here’s why I wrote about the two updates from support.apple.com/downloads — see the dates for the two Java updates. If you need either of these great if you don’t that is even better since these updates also include security updates.