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Mac OS X Version 10.6 and below

Use Software Update available on the Apple menu to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java 6 for your Mac. Java 7 and later versions are not supported by these older versions of Mac OS X. If you have problems with Java 6, contact Apple Technical Support. does not provide a download for these systems.

Mac OS X Version 10.7.3 (Lion) or newer

Java 7 and later versions can run on your Mac. Oracle Java (Version 7 and later versions) requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later and administrator privileges for installation.
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