3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2008 9:29 PM by Mulder
crnahawk Level 1 (0 points)
power book g4 with os x 10.3.9 and safary 1.3.2 - need to upgrade my safari as some
websites are not operating properly ie hotmail etc. How do I upgrade safari without upgrading
my operating system ?? The 10.3.9 is perfectly fine for my needs don't want spend the money
or possible problems of upgrades of operating system on operation of my machine ???


Power Book G4 1.5 Ghz 512 SDRAM, OS X 10.3.9
  • Mulder Level 6 (8,980 points)
    Sorry, but you can't upgrade Safari without upgrading your OS; any newer versions will not run on 10.3.x, so the only choice is to upgrade to at least 10.4.11.

  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)
    Use a different browser such as Firefox if possible.

  • Mulder Level 6 (8,980 points)
    Keep in mind that if you do decide to use Firefox, you must use Firefox, which will only be maintained through mid-December 2008. Firefox 3 was just released in June and is much better, but it requires Mac OS X 10.4.x or higher.

    Upgrading your RAM to the maximum amount it can take would also be a very good idea, as Firefox eats up a lot of memory when running. There's no reason for you not to upgrade to 10.4.11 while you can still get it, unless you have specific applications that are completely incompatible or would cost a lot to upgrade to a compatible version. At some point you will have to upgrade, so if you wait until then, you might not like your choice, as it might require a new Mac to run that new version of OS X. When 10.4 is gone, you will have lost the chance to get it, so you gain nothing by waiting until then.