3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2011 12:44 PM by Simon Teale
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I system restored my PowerBook G4, has OS 10.2.8 and the Safari browser shows v 1.0.3. Many websites won't completely load or show up in a crude form. Can I possibly update Safari? How? Update the OS? Note that apparently FireFox won't run on this OS. Thx in advance for any ideas or help!

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
Solved by Texas Mac Man on Aug 19, 2011 5:29 PM Solved

You can upgrade the OS to Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5 depending on which model PB G4 you have. What is your processor speed and how much RAM?


*OS X 10.4 Tiger Requirements* 



Tiger install DVDs are in short supply. Tiger is no longer available at the Apple Store but may be available for $129 by calling Apple Phone Sales @ 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753). For other sources, do a Google search for MA453Z/A (10.4.6), MA190Z/A (10.4.3) and M9639Z/A (10.4). Also look on eBay. Be sure & buy a retail version (black with silver X) and not a model specific version (gray) (See http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1976068 Can I use another Mac's system restore disc on my Mac?.


Also check these web stores: http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/index.cgi?command=dispitem&type= sku&sku=19521  http://www.allmac.com/shop/index.php?cPath=5_10003


After you install the base 10.4.x, update to the final Tiger version 10.4.11. Here's the link for the 10.4.11 combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24901?viewlocale=en_US


Look at this link Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger Installing Software Support Page



You can also download the Tiger Installation and Setup Guide



When you upgrade the OS, do it via Archive & Install. See About the Archive and Install feature http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710

Be sure to select Preserve Users & Settings. Also, repair permissions before and after the install.


*Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installation system requirements*



Leopard is no longer available at the Apple Store *but may be available by calling Apple Phone Sales @ 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753)*.


Installing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard



Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Installation and Setup Guide



After you install the base 10.5, download & install the 10.5.8 combo update at http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_5_8_Combo_Update


 Cheers, Tom

Reply by Simon Teale on Aug 20, 2011 12:44 PM Helpful



Firefox v2.0.0.20 for Nac OSX 10.2 and 10.3.

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