As with Mac OS X 10.3.5, file sharing for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS) and PC (SMB/CIFS) networks were improved, additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility was added, and compatibility for third party applications were improved. Previously stand-alone Security Updates were also bundled with the update.
Specific novelties with Mac OS X 10.3.6 included:
- Network automounts, and launch of network applications, were made more reliable.
- OpenGL technology was improved, and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphic drivers were delivered.
Applications which received an update include: