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OS X Yosemite giving you Java-Fits? — “You need to install Java” Uh??

After installing OS X Yosemite, my machine periodically burped up this message:

os x yosmite shows this message at startup: To ... | Apple Support Communities

Annoying and disquieting.  So installed Java 8 for OSX.  NO JOY.  Furthermore, Java 8 is a 64 bit Java which is supported by Firefox and Safari, but not Chrome (believe it or not, Chrome is still a 32 bit program…).

Then I discovered this support page leading to this helpful page at Apple:

Java for OS X 2014-001

Turns out, the good folks at Apple maintain a 32 bit version of Java (v6) that should solve this annoying popup.

Let me know if it works for you!