The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Updates Mac OS X To 10.3.5: Blueooth, FireWire, Mail, More

Apple Updates Mac OS X To 10.3.5: Blueooth, FireWire, Mail, More

by , 6:00 PM EDT, August 9th, 2004

Apple released an update for Panther, bringing Mac OS X to version 10.3.5. The new update includes a variety of bug fixes and new features, including improvements to Bluetooth, FireWire, Mail, Image Capture, font support, and more. From the release notes:

The 10.3.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users.

Key enhancements include:

  • improved support for NTFS formatted volumes
  • improves reliability for user logins and mounting of home directories in a networked environment
  • updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
  • improved Bluetooth compatibility for Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and Bluetooth phones
  • additional FireWire and USB device compatibility
  • improved font management
  • updated Mail and Image Capture applications
  • improved compatibility for third party applications
  • previous standalone security updates

You can download the update through Software Update, and the download weighs in at 43 MB. You can find more information on the update at Apple's Knowledge Base.

Apple also released a separate security update called Security Update 2004-08-09 today, and TMO has confirmed that this security update is included in Mac OS X 10.3.5. Apple is providing a link to an article on Mac OS X security updates, but that article does not include .

Recent Headlines - Updated November 28th

Fri,3:10 PM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer on iTunes
1:18 PM
Apple Black Friday Deals Include Gift Cards for Macs, iPhones, More
Thu,8:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from The Mac Observer!
Wed,9:36 PM
Apple Reportedly Building Chinese Sapphire Plant with Foxconn
8:40 PM
ACM 282: The Steampunk, Sapphire, and Apple Watch Episode
7:46 PM
Melissa Holt on MacJury’s Holiday Gift Guide 2
4:42 PM
Steampunk USB Flash Drives with Motorized Gears - Really!
4:05 PM
Black Friday 2014: The Best Mac Deals
3:10 PM
iOS 8: Control Which Apps Can Access Your Private Data
2:50 PM
The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle
1:36 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-26
10:46 AM
5 iPhone Apps to Cut Your Thanksgivings Stress
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!