2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 7:41 PM by aj august
carlawho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I was recently given an old ibook g4 with mac os x 10.4.11 . I dont know much about apple computers. I was wondering what was the latest software i could upgrade the ibook too that apple has out?

  • 1. Re: Hi,, Hi,
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,395 points)

    In the  (Apple) menu at the upper right you will find Software Update. Selecting that will update your iBook with the latest software from Apple.

     

    If you have its original System and Applications Installation CDs take good care of them. If you don't try to get them from whomever gave you the iBook. These discs are your only salvation in the event you need to reinstall its original operating system (probably Panther). Since it was upgraded to Tiger you need that disc too. Don't misplace them.

     

    The iBook was a nice computer in its day but is just about prehistoric in computer terms. It will be useful for basic tasks but not much else.

  • 2. Re: Hi,, Hi,
    aj august Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Since it's a G4 it may run Leopard. 10.5.8 would be the highest you could go as Snow Leopard is Intel only.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP517