Mac OS X Upgrade to Get Added Security
Sources say Mac OS X 10.1.4, due for public release this month, will offer additional security enhancements and improved networking.As it gears up for its next big boost to Mac OS X, Apple Computer Inc. is reportedly on the verge of releasing another free, interim update to the Unix-based OS. According to sources, Mac OS X 10.1.4, due for public release this month, will include improvements in several key areas. Following the release of the OS X security update this month, 10.1.4 will carry some additional security enhancements under the hood. Networking will also be improved, particularly in the area of AFP services.
More apparent to many readers will be some of the other tweaks. 10.1.4 will reportedly boast improved file searching, both on local and remote volumes. Apple also continues to address complaints from PPP Internet users, sources said. Specifically, dial-up PPP connections will be more reliable in the 10.1.4 update, along with improved system responsiveness, they said.