The 10.0.4 Update delivers a significant number of improvements for USB devices including additional external device support for iTunes CD burning, improved battery life for many PowerBook G3 systems, and Classic compatibility improvements. This update also provides the latest security updates to OpenSSH and 'sudo' services and includes support for Apple's newest digital flat-panel, the 17-inch Apple Studio Display.
Note: The 10.0.4 Update will update Mac OS X v 10.0.3 to Mac OS X v 10.0.4.
No DVD support? ACK! At least I'll get better battery life and Classic will run better. It's build 4Q12.
It's a little faster, and 7 apps all launched in less than 3 or 4 second, but that's probably just the pre-binding. I actually tested to see how long the battery lasts, and it was longer. Only about 3 1/2 hours, and that's when I wasn't doing anything (when I was, it said 2 1/2). That's the time OS 9 says I have when I'm playing MP3's, in better performance mode, with the processor on 466MHz mode, the HD spinning and a mouse plugged into the USB port and the screen on full brightness. OK, well not quite...
Honestly, I can hardly tell the difference between 10.0.3 and 10.0.4. I suppose the difference is 0.0.1