Apple releases Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update which delivers improved compatibility and reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” and is recommended for all users.

Key updates include:
improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
improved file sharing and directory services for mixed Mac and PC networks
improved compatibility for third party applications and devices
previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n300569
For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

17 Comments

  1. Used Software Update. Just works. But then, that’s why we use a Macintosh, isn’t it? When will our M$ brothers and sisters learn?
    “Anal”-ists like Thurott, Enderl, and Dvorak never will understand.

  2. Caution: some iBook G4 users are reporting that their eject/F12 key no longer works after the update. mine didnt but after i repaired permissions and restarted it came back.

    also seems to be a reasonable speed boost in Safari, iChat, and Mail launch times.

  3. I got a Kernel Panic on my PowerBook G4 just at the end of the installation process. Luckily, it restarted well after the panic and the update seems to be properly installed.

  4. Meanwhile, on the “other” platform, Microsoftopoly released a bumper crop of ‘critical’ Security Updates. It varies by client platform, but our WindowsXP Pro boxes at work took 13-14 different updates EACH.

    It has also been reported that a Trojan is out and about that attacks Micro$oftopoly’s new Anti-Spyware program- still in Beta. Symantec also got ‘outed’ by a competitor on a malady that goes across a whole list of their software.

    http://news.com.com/Trojan+attacks+Microsofts+anti-spyware/2100-7349_3-5569429.html

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/02/09/HNsymantecflaw_1.html

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/security/

    Aren’t You Glad You Use a Mac with Virex instead of a Wintel PC with Norton?

  5. Much as I would love to dive in and test the waters for everyone, my Tibook is “mission critical” so as always I will wait a week or so and gauge the fallout before doing the update.

  6. Ran the update whilst my 15″ Al Powerbook was burning from iDVD … restarted and mamma mia, fantastico! And my eject keyb button works just fine.

    If only governments worked as well as a Mac ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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