9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2010 11:46 AM by ~Bee
glankrudolph Level 1 (0 points)
The system requirements for Safari 4 are mildly confusing:

"Safari 4 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.6 and Security Update 2009-001 or Mac OS X Tiger version 10.4.11, 256MB of memory, and is designed to run on any Intel-based Mac or a Mac with a PowerPC G5, G4 or G3 processor."

So... 10.4.11, and 10.5.6.

I have OS 10.5.4. Will Safari 4 run on my computer?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,516 points)
    Will Safari 4 run on my computer?


    Only if you install the free 10.5.6, 10.5.7, or 10.5.8 updater. Apple often only qualifies software with the current OS version at the time of its release and the most recent update to the previous revision.

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  • keats2010 Level 2 (285 points)
    "Safari 4 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.6 and Security Update 2009-001 or Mac OS X Tiger version 10.4.11, 256MB of memory, and is designed to run on any Intel-based Mac or a Mac with a PowerPC G5, G4 or G3 processor."


    I would recommend IMHO that you just download and install the 10.5.9 Combo update and you will then have Safari 4 automatically. Repair permissions then update Safari to the latest (I think 4.05) and any security updates.

    Cheers
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)
    Keats --
    There is no 10.5.9.
    10.5.8 is the last version.
    The 10.5.8 COMBO update would be a great idea for the OP.
  • glankrudolph Level 1 (0 points)
    I have to stay at 10.5.4 due to other software I am using. Guess I'm out of luck.

    It seems strange that Safari 4 works with an OS below mine, above mine, but not mine. Oh well. Firefox it is.
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)
    If you don't mind my asking, which software stops working at 10.5.4?
  • glankrudolph Level 1 (0 points)
    I am stuck in 10.5.4 because of Digidesign's ProTools LE 7.4.2. It is the last version that works in pre-Snow Leopard Mac's.

    I can't make the jump to ProTools version 8 right now for monetary reasons, plus from what I have heard there are still fixes in the works.
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)
    Wow, that's a shame.
    It does seem very specific in their support page.
    It's seems hard to believe support stops in the middle of an OS version,
    Shoot!
  • glankrudolph Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep, that's the story of my life - well, DigiDesign's life anyway... Sometimes I wish technology would slow down just a bit so I can keep up!
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)