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OS 10.4 - have notebook now, want to install tiger, like my G5


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back in 2005, when I bought my G5, it came with tiger. i have the original install discs. Can i install tiger on my laptop that I got this year (G4 with 10.3 on it) so both my computers have compatible features? What's the deal when you buy a new computer with the OSX already on it? It is not like I had the choice of the family pack.
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back in 2005, when I bought my G5, it came with tiger. i have the original install discs. Can i install tiger on my laptop that I got this year (G4 with 10.3 on it) so both my computers have compatible features? What's the deal when you buy a new computer with the OSX already on it? It is not like I had the choice of the family pack.
No you can't. The disk from your G5 is model specific...and should not work on a G4 laptop.

But also...using the same disk to install the OS on two computers is against the Apple EULA.

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No you can't. The disk from your G5 is model specific...and should not work on a G4 laptop.

But also...using the same disk to install the OS on two computers is against the Apple EULA.

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model specific, really? Is there any way to even buy Tiger anymore for a G4 laptop?
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Probably. Buy the black discs.
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model specific, really? Is there any way to even buy Tiger anymore for a G4 laptop?
You're not looking for "Tiger for a G4 Laptop"...you're just looking for the retail version of Tiger that will install on any Mac that meets the system requirements.

Plenty for sale on e-Bay...just not cheap!

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You're not looking for "Tiger for a G4 Laptop"...you're just looking for the retail version of Tiger that will install on any Mac that meets the system requirements.

Plenty for sale on e-Bay...just not cheap!

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holy crap, I just looked 169 to 299 ? Why so much?
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holy crap, I just looked 169 to 299 ? Why so much?
Supply & Demand man!...supply & demand!!!

Tiger is still very popular (not as old, ancient, and obsolete as you may have been suggesting in an earlier post)!

As you noticed...Tiger in some cases is selling for more than a new copy of 10.5.

Keep your eye's open though...although still not cheap...I've seen Tiger sell on e-Bay fairly regularly for around $100.

Also be 100% sure your G4 laptop can read DVD's (I'm pretty sure it can)...since Tiger is available on both multiple CD's (more expensive)...and DVD.

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Supply & Demand man!...supply & demand!!!


As Nick has said, this is the first rule of marketing and the capitalist system. You have to pay what she is worth. And be very careful you buy the black discs. There are many sellers advertising 'Drop In' and 'Full System' discs which are all silver grey like your G5 discs and are very much model specific.
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holy crap, I just looked 169 to 299 ? Why so much?
Do you live in the USA? If so I will try and find you a more affordable copy.

Here are 3 auctions that are at least lower in price.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger - Full Retail Version DVD M9639Z/A - eBay (item 250505910478 end time Oct-03-09 16:55:25 PDT)

Apple Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Retail Full Install DVD NEW - eBay (item 320430769431 end time Oct-04-09 17:26:10 PDT)

Apple Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.3 Original Box w/ Full Manul - eBay (item 350258171900 end time Oct-04-09 19:22:19 PDT)
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thanks for the encouragement. I've checked the laptop and it does play DVDs. Guess I'll be doing some shopping in the hopefully not too distant future.
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