See J2EE 1.3 on Mac OS X. The quick answer is that Sun does not provide a Java VM for the Mac, but Apple does. It comes preinstalled with the OS.
Joined: Nov 12, 2001
I e-mailed Kathy Sierra, personally, and she responded and stated that the one for linux would work on OS X. She stated that its not native and will work... Kathy also said that she uses linux version on OS X. She stated that once you download it, its just a matter of setting up the system environmental variables.