Apple Computer said Friday that it plans to issue an update to older versions of Mac OS X to fix security flaws that were patched as part of the new Panther. Read on for more Apple news.Elsewhere, a number of hard-drive makers have released patches designed to prevent a glitch that has caused some FireWire 800 drives to lose data when used with the new version of Mac OS X. Apple is working on solving the problem on their end too.
Additionally, Panther upgrade breaks Printing, Mac users say.
The headaches don’t stop there for Apple though: Hundreds of owners of Apple Computer’s new 15-inch PowerBook G4 are complaining about an apparent design fault that causes white spots to show up on the notebook computer’s liquid crystal display.
In the meantime, Apple released software which provides support for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) specification for the AirPort Extreme base station and AirPort Extreme client.
Also, on Thursday, Apple seeded “Developer Preview 1” of Java 3D and Java Advanced Imaging to developers. Both are APIs that extend the Java platform.