i am currently using mac 32 bit.I am unable to open eclipse an error pop up saying that i need to update my JVM from 1.6 to 1.7 and from the java website there are no ver 1.7 for mac 32bit. what am i suppose to do?

  • what equipment do you have, and what os x?
    – Ruskes
    Aug 29, 2014 at 16:59
  • macbook pro running maverick ver 10.9.4 32bit Aug 29, 2014 at 17:07
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    Did you try telling Eclipse to use the JVM 1.6 instead? If a JVM is installed in the eclipse/jre directory, Eclipse will use it.
    – Ruskes
    Aug 29, 2014 at 18:16
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    Mavericks is 64-bit—what exactly is preventing the installation of JVM?
    – grg
    Aug 29, 2014 at 18:54
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    Why do you think you have a 32 bit OS?
    – mmmmmm
    Aug 29, 2014 at 19:15

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Mavericks is a 64-bit OS; it has no 32-bit option... You can run 32-bit apps in it & run 64-bit apps in 32-bit mode, but the OS itself, afaik, is only available in 64-bit.

32-bit Macs cannot run Mavericks.

Edit - 32-bit mode picture...

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