Apple on Wednesday posted Mac OS X v10.3.8. The new version of the operating system is available for download directly from Apple's Web site as a 27.7MB file, and through the Software Update system preference pane. This release brings improvements to OpenGL, file sharing and directory services, and more.
According to Apple, key updates in this release 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; and previous standalone security updates.
The software is available for download from Apple's Web site either as a
Delta Installer, suitable for updating systems running Mac OS X v10.3.7 to v10.3.8, or a
Combo Installer, which can update any version of Mac OS X v10.3 to v10.3.8. Information
posted to Apple's Web site
provides more details about the enhancements made with Mac OS X v10.3.8:
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.