updated 03:15 am EDT, Tue September 25, 2001
Paul Nishikawa notes that Apple has quietly posted on its ftp site new Firmware Updates 4.19 for the Power Mac G4, G4 Cube, and slot-loading iMacs (a similar iBook Firmware update 4.1.7 was released in May, however, the 4.1.9 counter part for iBooks is not yet available on Apple's ftp site). The documentation reads:
Firmware Update 4.1.9 includes improvements to starting up Mac OS X from the local hard disk, FireWire target disk mode, network startup, gigabit networking (on systems with gigabit hardware), and system stability. This update also adds support for additional security options that allow the Open Firmware to be password-protected.