5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 12:06 AM by tonybassplayer
tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

I have a G4 powerbook with OSX 10.5.6 ( think that is Leopard )

 

I am on the verge of buying an ipad at xmas but want to keep this running and useable as long as possible but I seem to almost be at a brick wall as I want to upgrade safari, firefox, itunes etc but whatever I do I always seem to be running something that needs updating first.

 

I know my hard disk is getting full and I need to get some space so I am on with that part of it but can someone please advise me as to what to do software upgrades wise ( and as importantly in what sequence ) so I can run the latest versions that my old trusty machine is capable of. I realise that this is an old machine and is quite restricted but any improvements will help.

 

It's got that bad now that I have to log in to icloud on my partners two year old "non apple" laptop !!

 

Many thanks

 

Tony

Solved by tonybassplayer on Nov 13, 2012 12:28 PM Solved

Many thanks, looks like that will be the newest update I can do and it also comes with an update on Safari.

 

Just need to get the space on my hard disk now

  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    I still use Safari 3.0.4 and Firefox 3.6.28  I think between the two of them I have yet to encounter a web page that won't work.  Mind you I don't do heavy duty video streaming and I haven't visited every web site out there.

     

    Other have had success with Tenfourfox  I use too many old Firefox extensions that TFF broke so I don't use it much.  Since it is a port of Mozilla you can't run TFF and FF at the same time, but I can run Safari and FF at the same time.

     

    The "latest versions" of most software that will run on a PPC Mac are several generations out of date anyway.  Pretty much everybody only develops for Intel Macs now.  I figure if my old versions work, why fret about having the newest all the time?

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    I may have to just settle for what I have but I want to just make the most of it until i get an ipad or something else newer.

     

    Not needed my laptop much over the last couple of years but using it loads at the moment building websites etc and its nice to be able to check them on newer browsers etc.

  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    The one suggestion I can make is update your computer to 10.5.8.  It is possible you may find a still-old but intermediate update which will work under 10.5.8.

     

    Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update - http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_5_8_Combo_Update - extra note about repairing permissions after update: https://discussions.apple.com/message/9968141

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks, looks like that will be the newest update I can do and it also comes with an update on Safari.

     

    Just need to get the space on my hard disk now

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks, created the space and made the upgrades and everthing is much improved.