Apple today released Mac OS X 10.3.3 via the Software Update preference pane. (Mac OS X Server 10.3.3 was also released.) According to the release notes, the 58MB update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and is recommended for all users.

Key enhancements include:

    • Network volumes are now available in the Finder sidebar and Desktop for easier access

    • Improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS) and PC (SMB/CIFS) networks

    • Improved PostScript and USB printing

    • Updated Disk Utility, DVD Player, Image Capture, Mail and Safari applications

    • Additional support for FireWire and USB devices

    • Improved compatibility for third party applications

    • Previous standalone security updates and Bluetooth Update 1.5