Apple releases Mac OS X 10.2.4

Apple today has updated its Mac OS X operating system. The 10.2.4 update addresses issues related to reliability for built-in applications, services, and more. It’s available for download through the Software Update system preference pane.

Enhancements delivered with this update include:

Digital Hub and Audio Enhancements

Further improves an enhancement introduced with Mac OS X 10.2.3, in which files and folders specific to Mac OS file systems are no longer copied to the disc when burning a CD.
Improves audio quality for FireWire audio devices.
Enhances support for mLAN devices.
Adds support for LaCie d2 48x12x48x disc burners.
Improves the way voice-activated applications work in Classic.
Addresses an issue in which audio may not be sampled when using some Mac OS 9 audio applications in the Classic environment.

Printing Enhancements

The Paper Size pop-up menu in the Page Setup dialog now has submenus if the selected printer has several margin settings for a paper size.
Includes software for Brother printers that support Rendezvous.
Addresses a potential security issues with the CUPS printing software; for more information see .
The Shared Printers list now appears by default in the “Format for:” pop-up menu in Page Setup dialog boxes.

Apple currently has approximately 5,000 native Mac OS X applications available for the reported 5 million Mac OS X users that have switched to the operating system. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said during last month’s Macworld Expo San Fran keynote that the company is hoping for 10 million users by the end of 2003.

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