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Oracle Releases Java 7, Java 6 Updates

Oracle has released software updates for Java Standard Edition 6 and 7.

Update 30 for Java SE 6 (Java SE 6u30) incorporates bug fixes, performance and stability improvements, and new support for Red Hat Enterprise 6. The fixes in this update are "mostly functional in nature," computer security maven Brian Krebs wrote in his blog, with "no gaping security craters to be leveled out."

The update for Java SE 7 (Java SE 7u2) adds a number of functionality enhancements for Java applications, including a new JVM (Java HotSpot Virtual Machine, version 22) designed to improves reliability and performance; support for Oracle Solaris 11; support for Firefox 5, 6, 7 and 8; and the inclusion of the JavaFX SDK.

The details of these updates are available here.

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