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    Mar 23, 2008
    eBay OS X 10.5 disk
    There's a lot of OX 10.5 disk on ebay, and they say that they are for like a Imac, or Macbook, or so on. Isn't 10.5 ....10.5 no matter what computer it's on. If i get a macbook disk, will it install properly on my g4 powermac?

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    No it will not install on your G4. Disks that come with a machine are machine specific and will only work on basically identical systems.

    You will need a retail copy, not a sytem specific copy.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    As bobtomay advises these Leopard discs will not work. The sellers should not be allowed to sell system restore discs without selling thew machine they came with, but human greed being what it is, the extra bucks are attractive.

    Compare with these for price and do not buy the 5 license Family Pack:-

    Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard - Find lowest price on Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard Full Version (XS39194) at

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