Apple today released a new version of Mac OS X, 10.1.5. The new update measures about 22MB and introduces a myriad of enhancements, including improved reliability for Mac OS X applications, improved networking and security, and support for PC Card serial communication devices. Specific improvements include:
Peripheral Device Support: Expanded support for new Canon digital cameras. Improved support for Nikon FireWire cameras. Expanded support for SmartDisk, EZQuest, and LaCie disc recording devices. Improved support for MO drives.
Application Improvements: Increased stability of Mail and Sherlock. Emails are properly retained when rebuilding the Draft mailbox. Support for 2D and QuickTime hardware acceleration for Rage Pro. Updated Carbon applications can use Quartz anti-aliasing technology for high quality text display.
Networking and Security Improvements: Improves networking via AFP when accessing multi-level directories on Windows NT file servers. Significant improvement to file searching on local and remote volumes. Includes a generic PC Card driver to support a variety of PC Card modems. Mail accounts go offline to indicate that SSL encryption settings are not supported by mail server. Includes the Security Update April 2002.
WebDAV Improvements: More efficient iDisk mounting and file navigation. Added support for connecting to iDisk using default DNS settings of AirPort. Support for mounting a WebDAV volume from a non-standard http port.
Asian Language Improvements: Significant updates to the Korean Input Method, especially important when using AppleWorks. Internet Connect and AirPort applications updated with Chinese and Korean localized content.
Mac OS X 10.1.5 can be downloaded through the Software Update System Preferences pane in Mac OS X. It measures about 22.4MB.