This is a good move perhaps, one of the new features of Java 1.6 Update 14 is:
Garbage First (G1) Garbage Collector
Garbage First, or G1, is a low pause, server style collector. G1’s primary advantages over the Concurrent Mark-Sweep (CMS) collector include incremental compaction, better predictability and ease of use.
Although G1 is available for use in this release, note that production use of G1 is only permitted where a Java support contract has been purchased. G1 is supported thru Sun’s Java Platform Standard Edition for Business program. Source: Sun
I got really tired of Java updates. I realized it never just updates to the latest, instead it keeps all the old ones which I see no need for.