Upgrade to Java SE 6u12
By dannycoward on Feb 02, 2009
Normally one bug getting fixed doesn't make for a party, but many people (way more than the 803 that voted for it in the bug parade) have waited for some time for this one: support for the browser plugin for Java on 64 bit OSs.
So now the Java Plugin for 64bit Linux and Windows is part of the recently shipped Java SE 6 Update 12.
The 6u12 release (what's new?) isn't such a big deal as the Update 10 release last October, but does contains some handy drawing and startup performance improvements for Swing and JavaFX apps.