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how can update from tiger 10.4??

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PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to ramon152)

    Buy Leopard in Amazon, make a backup, insert the DVD and upgrade. You have a PowerPC computer, so I recommend to buy a new Mac because the PowerBook is old

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to ramon152)

    If I can add to mende1's post .... you probably know that OS X 10.5 Leopard is the last operating system that will run on a PowerPC. Operating systems after that require an Intel processor. If you happen to have an iPhone 5 and want to sync it with your Powerbook, you can't, as that requires iTunes 10.7 which in turn requires OS X 10.6 which in turn requires an Intel processor.

     

    If you buy a used copy of OS X 10.5, don't buy a gray-faced Apple disk for another system, as those disks are locked to the system types they are delivered with, and OS X 10.5 Leopard was never delivered with the PowerBook.

     

    New OS X 10.5 Leopard can be also bought from hardcoremac.com. 

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to ramon152)

    Powerbook G4s needed a minimum of 867 Mhz (1 Ghz is higher) to get to 10.5 or later without special add-on software called Leopardassist.

     

    10.5 also limits your access to Classic as is explained in this tip:

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-1757

    Upgrade only if you really need to, as explained here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2275

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