2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2010 3:04 PM by BGreg
beckiep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've liked Tiger fine, but now am finding that I can't get the latest updates for Safari and iTunes. I'm not ready to buy a new computer yet. My G4's processor is 1.67 GHz and I have 2GB RAM. Can I upgrade straight to Leopard 10.5.6 or do I need to start with 10.5 and then get updates?

Or should I just not worry about the latest versions of OSX, Safari and ITunes until I can get a new computer in a year or two, or three?


Message was edited by: beckiep

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.67 GHz, 2GB RAM
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (281,425 points)
    Can I upgrade straight to Leopard 10.5.6

    Yes, if that's a retail DVD and not one which originally shipped with a Mac.

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
    Welcome to the Apple discussions.

    I have a 1.67Ghz Powerbook with 2GB ram running Leopard, and it runs fine. I would recommend it, as it's the last operating system upgrade available for OS X. Depending on your software, you may have to upgrade some, as I did, however, there were no additional charges for any upgrades to run under Leopard.

    Call 1-800-MY-APPLE and ask if they have 10.5 Leopard available. It's not available in the stores anymore, and if the Apple store is still selling it, it's the least cost new version available.

    Whether it's 10.5 or 10.5.6, you'll want to install the combo 10.5.8 update, which provides all updates through 10.5.8, regardless of what you've started with. Repair permissions, then install the combo update, then repair permisssions again. Then run Software Update several times to pick up other updates. The combo update is available from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL866