Panther software updates galore

Third-party software updates to assure compatibility with Mac OS X v10.3, "Panther," are coming fast and furious. Here's a roundup of some of the most recent applications announced to have Panther compatibility.

Daystar Technology has a new release of its MAChSpeed Control -- its cache enabling, protection and testing software for its line of CPU upgrades.

Proteron LLC has updated its application switcher, LiteSwitch X, to version 2.1, which addresses some compatibility issues with Mac OS X 10.3.

Equinux has updated its network tool, VPN Tracker, for Panther. It's compatible with over 150 gateways devices. VPN Tracker 2.2's pricing starts at US$89.90 for a single user license. Upgrading from previous 2.x versions is free, while upgrades from 1.x starts at $19.90.

Thursby Software Systems has released ADmitMac v1.1, a new version of their integration software for Macs networked in Microsoft Active Directory and Windows NT domains. The new release has Panther support, as well as improvements in security and support for Microsoft's Distributed File System (DFS).

Nemesys Software has released File Synchronization v1.2.3, their file synchronization software for Mac OS X. The new version gains Panther support and Danish language localization.

Radical Breeze has released Panther updates to DiscBlaze -- its CD burning software -- and Macabinet, a file storage utility.

Vicomsoft has updated its FTP Client software to version 4.0.2. The company said the new version is fully compatible with Panther.

Waterfall Software has updated Wallet v1.2, a new version of its utility to store passwords, serial numbers, contact info and other data. New security options and other changes have been made as well.

Bare Bones Software issued a statement noting that all current versions of its software products -- BBEdit 7.0.4, TextWrangler 1.5, Mailsmith 2.0.2 and Super Get Info 1.1 -- have been tested and are compatible with Mac OS X v10.3. If you need an update, visit the company's Web site. has announced Panther-related updates for its software. Its disk cataloging software Archive v5.1.3 gets minor interface changes better suited for Panther. Finance, its checking/savings/credit card account management software, has been updated to 5.0.2. iEvents, the custom calendar Web site creator, has been updated to v2.0.7.

Purgatory Design's drawing application Intaglio gets Pantherized with version 1.6. The new version also adds a few new features for Panther, including group composite mode, PDF opacity control and EPS to PDF conversion.

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