8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2012 1:38 PM by lilleshall
lilleshall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Im running 10.5.8.

3.06ghz intel core 2 duo. 4gb ram.

I currently have iWeb 2.0.4 installed.


I used iWeb for a personal project a few years ago.


Im planning on using iWeb for a new project and want to know if its worth me buying iLife 09 for the iWeb update?

Is the newer version more secure?




Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,580 points)

    From this forum you can learn that iWeb is not available anymore. And the iLife 11 package disappeared as well.


    So you have to search around on eBay.


    And iWeb was never insecure.

  • lilleshall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Wyodor,


    Yes i already ordered it on amazon, it was only 16 pounds.

    So hopefuly there will be a few upgrades that make it worth having.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,930 points)

    This link will take you to the only updates (no upgrades) that are or will be available for iWeb 3: Apple - Support - Downloads. As Wyodor told you iWeb is nada, no more, kaput, etc. Apple has decided to go another way, up to the iCloud, and have dropped both iWeb and iDVD. 


    Both of those apps still work so if you want to get a copy of them while there are still relatively easy to find I suggest you do it soon. A good place to start is Amazon.com: iLife 09.



  • lilleshall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Old Toad,


    I've ordered iLife 09 from amazon today.

    So from what i understand, providing i am using alternative hosting to mobileme, i will be fine.


    But now im confused, the updates you pointed me to are for iweb 3. and they say the minimum system requirements are 10.6.4

    And i have 10.5.8.


    iLife 09 says min requirements 10.5.6 or later.


    How up to date will the ilife 09 iweb be?




  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,930 points)

    Here are the requriements for iLife 09. The limiting factor of having an intel chip affects iMovie and parts of Garageband. The rest looks good to go with 10.5.8.



    • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor.
    • iMovie requires an Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster).
    • GarageBand Learn to Play requires an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor or better.
    • 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended. High-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM.
    • Approximately 4GB of available disk space.
    • DVD drive required for installation.


    • Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later.
    • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included).

    Additional Requirements

    • AVCHD video requires a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor or better. Visit iMovie ’09 Camcorder Support for details on digital video device and format support.
    • 24-bit recording in GarageBand requires a Mac OS X-compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio. Please consult the owner’s manual or manufacturer directly for audio device specifications and compatibility.
    • Some features require Internet access and/or MobileMe; additional fees and terms apply. MobileMe is available to persons age 13 and older. Annual subscription fee and Internet access required. Terms of service apply.
    • iPhoto print products are available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific.
    • GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.
    • Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive or compatible third-party DVD burner.
    • Flickr service is available only in select countrie
  • lilleshall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.


    So would i be able to update the version of iweb that comes with ilife 09 with the updates you mention? 3.4

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,930 points)

    Yes. Perform a custom install and select just iWeb.  Move the current iWeb out of the Applications folder beforehand.  Once you install iWeb run the updaters from here that apply: Apple - Support - iWeb 3 Updaters

  • lilleshall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Old Toad.