Mac OS X 10.3.4 released; Panther Server updated

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Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday released an update to its Mac OS X Panther operating system, bringing the current version to 10.3.4. Apple also updated Panther Server, bringing it up to version 10.3.4, adding improved Server Admin application among other changes.

The Mac OS X 10.3.4 update includes many improvements to applications and networking technology including, improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS), PPTP and wireless networks; improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphic drivers; improved disc burning and recording functionality; iPods connected via USB 2.0 are now recognized by iTunes and iSync; additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility; updated Address Book, Mail, Safari, Stickies and QuickTime applications; and improved compatibility for third party applications.

The 41MB update, which is available via the Software Update control panel, also includes previous standalone security updates.

Panther Server, which has also been update to version 10.3.4, includes improved reliability and compatibility of NFS file services and network automounts; enhanced Server Admin and Network Image Utility applications; improved Open Directory scalability and replication reliability, Active Directory integration; additional support for FireWire and USB devices; improved compatibility for third party applications and devices; and previous standalone security updates.

The 45MB Mac OS X Panther Server 10.3.4 update is also available via the Software Update control panel.

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