Apple Computer Inc. on Thursday
issued an update for its Mac OS X operating system. The 10.2.4 update addresses issues related to reliability for built-in applications and services, and more. It’s available for download through the Software Update system preference pane.
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According to Apple, the Mac OS X update enhances Address Book, Classic compatibility, Finder, FireWire, graphics, OpenGL and Sherlock all feature improved functionality and reliability under this new release. AFP and Windows file service improvements have been made, and audio, disc recording, graphics and printing improvements abound as well.
Apple currently has approximately 5,000 native Mac OS X applications available for the reported 5 million Mac OS X users that have switched to the operating system. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said during last months Macworld keynote that the company is hoping for 9 – 10 million users by the end of 2003.
Several applications have been recently released specifically for Mac OS X, including iLife, Keynote, Final Cut Express and the company’s newest Web browser, Safari.