Mac OS X 10.3.8 available

The 10.3.8 Update 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 Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update
> For detailed information on Security Updates

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    Mac OS X 10.3.8 Enhancements
  • Addresses an issue with Mac OS X 10.3.7 in which iChat, Mail, or other network-based applications could take a long time to open.
  • Addresses an issue in which a computer wouldn't always restart automatically after a power failure, even when the Energy Saver preference option "Restart automatically after a power failure" was selected.
  • Improves the performance of Blizzard World of Warcraft's "Full Screen Glow" video feature.
  • Improves DVD Player compatibility when playing a movie (using certain ATI Radeon cards) to an external widescreen TV with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Resolves an issue in which a "flicker" could be seen when navigating DVD menus in DVD Player on certain PowerBook G4 computers.
  • Addresses an issue in which a PowerBook G4 computer would, on rare occasion, wake from sleep with a black screen and not respond to any keyboard, mouse, or trackpad input.
  • Addresses "jumping cursor" issues that might occur when using your portable computer's trackpad with your thumb, side of thumb, or a "flat" finger.
  • Resolves an issue on certain Power Mac G5 computers where a fan cycles erratically at unexpected times, such as when Seti@home software is running.
  • Speeds up Address Book and Mail LDAP lookups that are performed by a Cisco DistributedDirector DNS server.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent clients using the Active Directory plugin from binding to their Active Directory server.


Posted by Antony at February 10, 2005 11:51 AM

>> more MacCentre701 February 2005 reports.