Apple has posted a standalone version of its
Mac OS X v10.2.8
update. The 39MB standalone update, available for download from Apple’s Web site, is an alternative for users who are unable or unwilling to use the Software Update System Preference pane.
As previously noted, Mac OS X v10.2.8 is aimed at G3- and G4-based desktop and laptop computers. It is not intended for Power Mac G5s.
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.