Install old JDK versions (1.6, 1.7) in Mac OS X Yosemite

It’s already been while since Apple removed the “Java Preference Pane” from OS X, with which it was possible to change between various installed Java versions. I shortly needed to compile some old Java application against the JDK version 1.6 and I was questioning how to change the compiler version. Here’s how:

OS X Yosemite: Resolve .local-Domains

If you’re running a network with a .local domain, you might experience issues running OS X Yosemite (10.10). Heres how to resolve this issue.