Friday, April 22, 2011

Non-Security Update for Oracle Java


Oracle Java released an  update to Java Runtime Environment (JRK).  The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_25-b06 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u25.

This is not a security update, but the update does contain important enhancements for Java applications, particularly for for Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4 and Chrome 10 browser support as well as improvements to performance, reliability and diagnostic information for the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine.

Additional information regarding the release is available in the Java SE 6 Update 25 Release Notes.

Although Java is not required (See Do You Need Java?), if you do have Java installed on your computer, it is advisable to install the latest update. 

Download Link: Java SE Runtime Environment 6u25.  Accept the License agreement and select the correct version for your operating system:

 Windows x86 Online0.85 MB   jre-6u25-windows-i586-iftw.exe
 Windows x86 Offline15.77 MB   jre-6u25-windows-i586.exe
 Windows Intel Itanium16.09 MB   jre-6u25-windows-ia64.exe
 Windows x6416.09 MB   jre-6u25-windows-x64.exe

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

Please check add/remove programs to ensure that you have uninstalled all prior (and vulnerable) versions of SunJava.

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