: Mac OS X v10.3.4 "...now imminent."

May 14th, 2004, 05:04 PM

"Nevertheless, sources close to the project say that the release of Mac OS X 10.3.4 is now imminent. Apple is expected to distribute the system update over its Software Update technology, with the update package requiring an approximate 40MB download.

Via recent versions of the Mac OS X 10.3.4 installer, Apple reportedly lists the following enhancements that will be delivered by the system update: improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS), PPTP, and wireless networks; improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers; improved disc burning and recording functionality; iPods connected via USB 2.0 are now recognized by iTunes and iSync; additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility; updated Address Book, Mail, Safari, Stickies, and QuickTime applications and; improved compatibility for third party applications."

Updated ATI drivers, looking good. Sometime within the next 10 days or so? ;)

used to be jwoodget
May 16th, 2004, 03:42 PM
Not the latest Java though..... Guess we'll have to wait for 10.4.

Imminent? As in the Air Canada announcement, "We expect to depart imminently....".

May 17th, 2004, 12:42 PM
Apple admits that Steve intends to debut the preview of "Tiger" at the developers conference later this year... Effectively killer panther sales by convincing fencesitters to wait.

Expect most developers to start putting resources into Tiger compatibility rather than minor panther bug patches...

just my opinion... based on past observation.

May 18th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Steve always preview the newest OS at WWDC. It's usually very crude, and probably 3 months away from final release. Face it, if you haven't bought Panther by now, you probably never will so I don't think Apple has lost anything.