Apple releases OS X 10.3.6

by Volker Weber

The 10.3.6 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users.

Key enhancements include:

You go first. :-)


I agree. Why would you change?
10.3.5 by far the best OSX release I ever had running on my Mac.

Pieterjan Lansbergen, 2004-11-05

Now, _that_ would be a good reason, don't you think. Apple at least made their operating system better when releasing updates ;-)

Stefan Rubner, 2004-11-05

I did it. So far so good.

Bruce Elgort, 2004-11-06

I did it too. iMac G4 and 12" Powerbook. Works fine :-)

Bernd Malek, 2004-11-06

Downloading now.......

Ken Porter, 2004-11-06

... and finished install. All the regular stuff works.

Ken Porter, 2004-11-06

Everything seems OK after the update - no G5 problems so far this time round :-)

John Keys, 2004-11-06

And here! iMac G4 all OK ;o)

Ben Poole, 2004-11-06

12" iBook G3: 14 MB download, first startup after update took ages but subsequent boots ran as fast as usual. No problems so far.

Joerg Richter, 2004-11-06

5 mins download, 25 mins HDD-reorg (as usualy ;-)) everything works fine on my 12" G4 PowerBook. Access on my 200 GB 400-Firewire-ext. drive seems to be quicker (?).

Wolfgang Schwerber, 2004-11-06

OK, one small issue, but you're not affected: Safari sometimes doesn't change the mouse cursor to a hand symbol when hovering a link. Everything else is fine.


Moritz Petersen, 2004-11-06

Two glitches - I needed to re-install the Java 1.4.2 update 2 pkg to get Java working again (affected web pages with applets, which produced an obvious crash of Safari, and stalled Acquisition connections, which use the Limewire Java libraries and may not be obvious to some).

And Sherlock now crashes on loading any channel.

David Richardson, 2004-11-07

I do not have either of there issues. Have you checked permissions before and after upgrading?

Volker Weber, 2004-11-07

My problems where almost certainly due to beta software already installed on the machine.

This highlights a problem for developers when the html renderer is part of the OS (OS X & Windows) - what happens when you must develop/test/support multiple versions of the core html software? AFAIK there is no virtual machine software for OS X allowing multiple instances/versions of the OS (Such as Virtual PC on x86 and VMWare).

Regarding permissions - I am unable to successfully repair permissions on this machine. It was purchased early in 2001 with the first version of 10.0, and has not had a clean install performed on it since. Somewhere along the line, a problem occurred that prevents me from repairing permissions. I've never felt compelled to fix the problem.

The good news in this is that I have never had reason to perform a clean installation, either, which is far better mileage than any Windows machine I've touched. Since I increased the RAM from 384 to 640 MBytes a year ago, I rarely have reason to turn it of or reboot. This is what I want from a computer - something that just works.

David Richardson, 2004-11-07

Oops, even a preview sometimes isn't enough to catch the difference between 'where' and 'were' when you proof-read your own work!

David Richardson, 2004-11-07

No problems so far... Even the games are working :)

Daniel Seiler, 2004-11-08

I encountered strange problems yesterday. They might be related to the iBook Logic Board Problem. They did not appear before the update, though. The screen suddenly was covered with thin colored lines and I had to perform a hard reset. On an other occasion, the screen was covered with horizontal white lines. The iBook is 2 years old and I haven't seen problems like that before. According to the serial number, it's eligible for the logic board repair program. Did anybody else had problems like this?

Joerg Richter, 2004-11-08

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