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Apple Java 6 Update Released For OS X 10.6 Lion

"In an unexpected development, late on Friday, February 1st, 2013 Apple released an update to Java 6, listed as update 39 (which matches the latest Oracle Java 6 edition, also released yesterday), for OS X 10.6.8 Lion systems. The update is available at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1573?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US. Installing the new version should obviate the need for customers with 10.6.8 to upgrade to 10.8 at this time."

This means the need to update to 10.8 has gone away for the short term, we will keep you informed.