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    New G5 Owner
    I'm a new Mac user and I purchased a used dual 2.3 GHz Power PC G5 with 2gb of RAM. It's currently running 10.4 and I'd like it to upgrade the OS to 10.5.

    My question is... what is the latest OS X version I can install on this machine and how do I perform an installation which removes 10.4?

    Thanks in advance!

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    The latest OS version you can run on a Powermac G5 is OS 10.5.8. Install disks can be purchased via e-Bay. There is no special procedure to get rid of the OS...the new OS install will overwrite it (via the install options).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    The latest OS version you can run on a Powermac G5 is OS 10.5.8. Install disks can be purchased via e-Bay. There is no special procedure to get rid of the OS...the new OS install will overwrite it (via the install options).

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    Thank you, Nick. I appreciate the quick reply.

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    May want to give this a quick read to save yourself some wasted time and effort on OS Disks. There are a lot of Leopard Sets (OS X 10.5) on eBay that won't do you any good. You have to make sure you get a Retail Set.
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...-overview.html
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