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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6

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Comments about Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6
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Deacon Hill  2011-11-13 00:56
Unfortunately the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 won't install unless you're running 10.6.8.? I've never updated to 10.6.8 because of bugs in 10.6.8 and 10.6.8, I believe it also drops Rosetta?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-11-13 16:00
Apple has addressed all the major problems that were introduced in 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 at this point, so that's not really an issue. And Rosetta disappears from 10.7 Lion, but is still present in 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, so that's not an issue either.

All that said, unless you actually use Java much, or run into Java on the Web a lot, this Java update probably isn't a really important thing to have.