Apple on Monday released an update to Mac OS X to bring it up to version 10.2.8. The new version can be downloaded through the Software Update system preference pane or from
Apple’s Web site.
Apple notes that the Mac OS X v10.2.8 update works only with Power Mac G3 and G4-based desktop and portable computers, including iMac, eMac and iBook. This update is not intended for Power Mac G5 systems.
The 10.2.8 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies, according to Apple: Audio, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Finder, Graphics, LDAP, Power Management, Safari, and FireWire and USB device compatibility.
Specific changes in Mac OS X v10.2.8 include:
The Bluetooth menu bar item works better when a Bluetooth USB adapter is disconnected and reconnected.
Addresses a situation in which an external FireWire storage device would not become available (mount) and this message would appear: “A disk attempting to mount as ‘unknown’ has failed. Please use Disk Utility to check the disk.”
Addresses an issue in which some Bluetooth devices may not be available after the computer wakes from sleep.
Addresses an issue in which some Bluetooth keyboards may show a delayed response when you press a key after the computer wakes from sleep.
Addresses an issue in which some iBook computers could make a clicking sound when using Mac OS X 10.2.5 or 10.2.6. Reduces a potential delay when removing some devices from the Bluetooth pairing list.
Addresses a potential issue in which an audio application can unexpectedly quit when a USB- or FireWire-based audio device is disconnected.
Bluetooth preferences correctly displays the Bluetooth menu bar item’s status if the item was enabled elsewhere.
Includes several enhancements for Safari.
Includes support for USB 2.0 devices, including PCI and PC cards for computers that do not include USB 2.0 hardware.
Check out the Apple Support Web site for more details. The update measures about 40.6MB.