After a long wait, within the world that is (relatively) unstable, Apple had release Mac OS X 10.4.3 update. The combo update is a whopping 109 MB and the delta update is also a huge 97 MB.

Installed it last night.

First impression: I'm under impression that it's faster, more responsive, and guess what, nothing bugs me yet. I also feel that it's generally more stable with various things. Once again I feel that OS X is rock-solid. This is an update Mac OS X 10.4 had been waiting for.

Anyway, in any case, this is still too soon to judge anything. After all, I became really annoyed by 10.4.0 - 10.4.2 after months of using them; they never stable enough for OS X standard. So, less than 24 hours after updated, it's too soon (compared with those months of fustration).

Still, looking at the bug fixed list (partially), things seem promising that majority of issues are solved. Will report back soon.