Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to digital designs)
Hello, sadly the highest OSX it can run is 10.5.8/Leopard.
10.6.x,10.7.x, & 10.8.x will NOT work on any PPC Mac like a G4.
With only 768 MB of RAM I wouldn't advise anything beyond 10.4.11 actually.
* Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
minimum system requirements
* 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)
* DVD drive for installation
* 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.
Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...
You have to call Apple & likely ask for a Product Specialist to get it, if they still have it! Helps to tell them you have an iPad/iPhone & you can't run 10.6.
There are workarounds if the 867MHz CPU is the only hangup...
List of Applications Not Compatible with Leopard...
If you don't know the model, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...
How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to digital designs)
The majority of the products on this G4 are out of date and I can not update because I do not know the previous "deceased" owner's admin password.
Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...
Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.
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