Apple Admits Some Safari Problems with OS X 10.3.9

Users of Mac OS X 10.3.9 may experience problems with Java applications and Java-enabled Web sites when using Appleis Safari Web browser, the company said in a online support article posted Wednesday.

Apple said "Safari may unexpectedly quit, and standalone Java applications may unexpectedly quit or not launch."

To test if the problems affects a Mac system with OS X 10.3.9, Apple recommends running the Terminal applications, which resides inside in the Utilities folder, which is in the Applications folder. After running the app, type ijava -versioni (without quote marks) and press Return.

"If this issue affects your computer, you will get the the message, "Segmentation fault"," Apple said.

"If you donit see this, your computer is not affected by this issue," the document read.

To resolve the issue, Apple suggests users install or re-install Java 1.4.2 Update 2 and/or Security Update 2005-002, which are linked and available for download at...