Apple today released Mac OS X 10.3.4 via the Software Update preference pane. (Mac OS X Server 10.3.4 was also released.) According to the release notes, the 41MB update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and is recommended for all users.

Key enhancements include:

    • 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

    • Improved compatibility for third party applications

    • Previous standalone security updates