11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2012 6:30 AM by manicero06
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I just get the Mac Power PC G4  with 1.5 Gb RAM and 733MHz with Graphics Chip set Model ATY- 16 MB VRAM(total),Rage 128 Pro. Mac os Tiger 10.4.11 It is my first Mac so I would like to know how I can upgrade the System to a fastest because it doesn't update the flash player, the Safari close suddenly and even I can't update itunes it is very worse. I know will be better to buy a new one but unfortunately I can't. I need any help Thank you.

Mac Power PC G4
Solved by manicero06 on Jul 19, 2012 6:30 AM Solved

Greetings dear friends I wanna thank you for your help.Sorry for the delay but I have to tell you I didn't upgrade my old Mac G4 instead I bought a IMac brand new. So thank you again.

Reply by Limnos on Apr 28, 2012 8:42 PM Helpful

*Flash Player for PPC Macs*

Adobe's last release of Flash Player for PPC Macs was in November, 2010 with release Subsequent releases are for Intel based Macs only.


To check your installed version of FlashPlayer - http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about


To update you should download:


Flash uninstaller: [http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/865/cpsid_86551.html#prob1=uninst,os=m10.6,] Make sure you get the right one.


Flash installer [http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_10.1.102. 64_and_9.0.289.0_archive.zip]  Open the archive to reveal yet more archives and multiple files. Select: flashplayer10_1r102_64_ub_mac.dmg


To install:


1) Run Disk Utility and verify your hard drive.  If the hard drive reports errors then it will need repairing first (another topic).  If it verifies, run Disk Utility's repair permissions.


2) Back up your hard drive, ideally to a bootable clone. A bootable clone will allow you to restore your hard drive to its original state should something go wrong.


3) Quit all applications to ensure nothing is actively using Flash. You can even do the next step while booted to Safe Mode to make sure.


[Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107393]


[What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode? (Mac OS X)|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1564]


[Safe Boot takes longer than normal startup|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107394]


4) Run the uninstaller application. Adobe says, "Adobe recommends that you restart your computer before you install a different version of the player."


5) Run the installer application from the .dmg file you got from the second download.


6) Use Disk Utility to repair permissions on your computer. This is important when installing anything from Adobe.


7) Restart your computer.




Adobe installs things all over your computer. Simply dragging a file or two to the trash won't ensure you have uninstalled all old file components.


Comments about Flash and Shockwave. [http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2769507]


Flash player 11.1 hack on PowerPC - https://discussions.apple.com/message/16990862

Reply by japamac on Apr 29, 2012 7:07 AM Helpful

This is the latest iTunes that you can run:



This is the latest Safari that youcan run:



For the modern internet (or most anything) you need processor speed and a graphics upgrade:


At a minimum, you need a different graphics card. The Rage is pathetic.....


Is your machine a Digital Audio?


or is it a Quicksilver?


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