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Todays release of J2SE 5.0 release 3 from Apple marks the beginning of Apples distribution of Universal Binary packages to regular users. Examining Java Preferences.app in /Applications/Utilities/Java/J2SE 5.0 using Finder’s “Get Info” option shows the app as being compiled for both Intel and PowerPC. Apples release notes do not give any indication of this change. Hat tip to reader Avi Flax who sent this in.
The public release by Apple of Universal Binaries to regular users is yet another indication that we may see Intel machines sooner than was promised.