Apple releases Mac OS X 10.3.5 Update

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.3.5 Update which delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” and is recommended for all users. The 22.9MB Update is available via Software Update.

Key enhancements include:
– improved support for NTFS formatted volumes
– improves reliability for user logins and mounting of home directories in a networked environment
– updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
– improved Bluetooth compatibility for Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and Bluetooth phones
– additional FireWire and USB device compatibility
– improved font management
– updated Mail and Image Capture applications
– improved compatibility for third party applications
– previous standalone security updates

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  1. I doubt this would help my slow connection over the network to our Windows archives, but it would be sweet if it did.

    OS9 machines have no slow downs or anything. I am the only one running OSX. It is terribly slow searching for files over network, but if I boot the same machine up and do a search, it finds it in a matter of seconds. Same machine – if I boot up under OSX, it drags for about 15 minutes…

    Other people have posted this same issue at Apple Support Forums ….

  2. Yep, Tommy Boy is right that with 10.3.4 or earlier you needed to use DAVE. I switched my small business over to Macs and found we had to spend the $$ on DAVE to access shared files on a Windows Server (not my choice!). Our research director has been discussing this issue with senior Apple software engineers for months, though, and they have been promising that they are workjng on fixing it. Don’t know if this update is the one to do it, but we’ve got our fingers crossed since we want to purchase some more Macs. If DAVE can do it, there’s absolutely no reason Apple can’t!

  3. Yeah, but did they fix the damn problem where you connect a firewire or other removable drive (including USB and cameras) to a G5 with a Radeon 9800 and it wouldn’t show up in Finder?

    I guess I’ll find out when I upgrade my G5 tonight. For now, I will upgrade my work PowerBook. Woohoo!

  4. O,

    I only had the 22.9Mb version. I installed it and it’s running smoothly (thank goodness… but then again, I’ve never had any problems with any X update really….). I read that the update was around the 40 odd Mb size, but the one available to me was only 22.9. Anyone know what this is all about?

  5. hey random user, I know what you mean, I reported a crash that happens when you try to wake panther from sleep, and I’ve been getting shit ever since.

    BTW: dows anyone know why hard disk sleep is an issue on Panther? (Jaguar was fine).

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