Mac os x 10 10 keeps updating
To get the latest Java from Oracle, you will need Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above.
If you have Java 7 or later versions, you will see a Java icon under System Preferences.
Don’t know why but sometimes upgrading between various OSX versions say from OS X10.7 to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion or from X10.8 to OSX 10.9 Mavericks, the searching and indexing application Spotlight seems to be on steriods, constantly having that little magnifying glass glowing at me, taunting me, teasing me.
Fans getting louder and louder on my Mac Pro 747 ready for take off.
If you have JDK 7 or later versions installed on your system and you want to restore Apple Java 6, then those JDK versions need to be uninstalled first. Operating system requirements: For Java 7 and later versions, you will need an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X version 10.7.3 (Lion) and above.
Installing Java on a Mac is performed on a system wide basis, for all users, and administrator privileges are required. Browser requirements: For Java versions 6 and below, Apple supplies their own version of Java.
For Mac OS X 10.6 and below, use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java 6 for your Mac.
For issues related to Apple Java 6 on Mac, contact Apple Support.
For Java versions 6 and below, Apple supplies their own version of Java.
Oracle highly discourages users from using older versions of Java.
Installing old and supported versions of Java on your system presents a serious security risk.
You can check these by running Top in the Terminal Doing my head in so I put a ‘sledgehammer’ fix to stop it … After a while I realised that I couldn’t search Mail or the Finder for that matter which eventually turns out to be a problem worse than the initial one, so back on Spotlight goes.
But alas the initial problem comes back, so a different heavy handed approach is required.