9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 6:01 PM by BDAqua
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I recently purchased an older mini mac. (2005) with os x 10.3.7. I will be purchasing a new computer soon, And wanted to try out a mac. What upgrade do i need to purchase to be able to actually update, my web browser? I can't seem to do much with this old of an OS. Just looking for tips I realize its dated but still wanted to get a feel for how this OS runs. And it was cheap. Any help is much appreciated. I just have never used a mac before I been on windows forever and wanted to check out mac before i purchase a new computer.


Thanks guys

Solved by BDAqua on Apr 18, 2012 4:12 PM Solved

Well, I'm still using Tiger/10.4.11 for most things, byt Tiger can cost an arm & a leg.


Tiger Requirements...

To use Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, your Macintosh needs:

    * A PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor

    * Built-in FireWire

    * At least 256 MB of RAM (I recommend 1GB minimum)

    * DVD drive (DVD-ROM), Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM) or SuperDrive (DVD-R) for installation

    * At least 3 GB of free disk space; 4 GB if you install the XCode 2 Developer Tools  (I recommend 20GB minimum)



See Tom's, (Texas Mac Man), great info on where/how to find/get Tiger...




Or Ali Brown's great info on where/how to find/get Tiger...



Reply by Niel on Apr 18, 2012 3:24 PM Helpful

If there's a physical Apple Store or third-party store which sells Macs nearby, go there and try out one of the display models. Since it's running Mac OS X 10.3.7, it's a PowerPC Mac; OS upgrades for it are hard to find and expensive.



Reply by BDAqua on Apr 18, 2012 3:50 PM Helpful

Hello, welcome to the forums & Macdom!


First, you can update it to 10.3.9...





I think the most modern Browser for Panther/10.3.9 is Camino...



Or iCab 4.8...



Updating the OS would cost more than a newer Mac with a greater OS methinks.

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