Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sun Releases Java(TM) 6 Update 23

As of December 16, 2010, the current version of Sun's Java client is Java(TM) 6 Update 23.

Action Required:

If you see the Java Update icon or "Java Update Available" balloon in the lower right corner of the screen, the latest version of Java should be ready to install. You can click the icon and follow its prompts to apply the update.

Note: We recommend that you do not install any offered "extras" like Carbonite Backup, Microsoft's Bing Toolbar, MSN Toolbar, or Installer. Please un-check these options if they appear.

Or, our How To Update Sun's Java Software has complete steps on how to install Java from either the "Java Update Available" message or how to download and install Java manually .


Java SE 6 Update 23 includes performance improvements. Java SE 6u23 does not contain any additional fixes for security vulnerabilities from its previous release.


Anne said...

When I got the balloon, I "obeyed" it and upgraded. Immediately, the games (Zylom, Pogo, etc., etc.) were so messed up they would stop mid-play and shut down my whole browser. So I uninstalled TM 6 Update 23, and they play fine again - well, almost perfectly, certainly better.

I'm sure I need Java, so should I reinstall it? Any caveats?

Vince Verbeke said...


You can find older versions of Java here.

The 22 and 23 updates did not contain any security fixes. So you could safely go back to v21.