Your system currently has an older version of Java and you are receiving this update notification because a newer version has been automatically detected.
Install this free update for Java to get the following features:
• improves performance and stability
• enhances security
More info and download link via Oracle here.
MacDailyNews Take: If you can live without Java, by all means do so. If you need Java, upgrade ASAP!
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