Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
03-16-2012, 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by OdinH
Thanks, but I don't think one could make too much money by pulling that of, considering most people would rather buy a new mac than paying some guy to upgrade your old crappy one.
Currently an OS 10.5 install DVD costs around $80-$100 on e-Bay (the latest OS that can be installed on G5/PPC computers). A 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD costs $29 from the Apple Store.
So if someone with a G5 running OS 10.4 (and wanted to upgrade their OS)...it would be much cheaper to upgrade to 10.6 (Snow Leopard)...than OS 10.5. So if it were possible...someone could write an app...sell it for like $10-$20 bucks...and it would still be better than paying $80-$100 for OS 10.5.
Of course this is just a theoretical discussion...since the real reason a person with a G5/PPC cpu cannot install Snow Leopard...is because the Intel cpu is just too different from the PPC cpu.
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