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gmaccall 10-27-2009 09:55 PM

How do I upgrade my os
 
I have a Mac Dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 with OS X Version 10.2.8 what discs do I need to update and where can I get them?

pigoo3 10-27-2009 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gmaccall (Post 932737)
I have a Mac Dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 with OS X Version 10.2.8 what discs do I need to update and where can I get them?

Depends what OS version you want to install. You could install 10.3, 10.4, or 10.5...and get the install disks on eBay.

But you won't like the prices...10.4 or 10.5 are currently selling for $100 to almost $200 in some cases.:(

- Nick

HunterHektner 10-27-2009 11:26 PM

Well if your running OS 10.2 then your most likely using a old mac such as an ibook or something. In most cases you wont be able to run OS 10.6 the highest you can probably go is OS 10.5. Again this is all assuming your using a old mac like an ibook. You can buy install disks from ebay or get them somewhere else online if you can find out what other sites might sell them.

cwa107 10-27-2009 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by HunterHektner (Post 932797)
Well if your running OS 10.2 then your most likely using a old mac such as an ibook or something. In most cases you wont be able to run OS 10.6 the highest you can probably go is OS 10.5. Again this is all assuming your using a old mac like an ibook. You can buy install disks from ebay or get them somewhere else online if you can find out what other sites might sell them.

10.6 is Intel-only. Anything that can run 10.2 (which would have been PPC only) will not run 10.6.

pigoo3 10-28-2009 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by HunterHektner (Post 932797)
Well if your running OS 10.2 then your most likely using a old mac such as an ibook or something.

The OP mentioned that they have a dual processor 1.42ghz Powermac G4...which definitely exceeds the system requirements for 10.5.

- Nick

gmaccall 10-28-2009 01:44 AM

Will all the programs I have now work when I install it?

gmaccall 10-28-2009 01:46 AM

If I get 10.5 will the programs I have now run properly? Final Cut Pro and Roxio toast for example?

viWoody 10-28-2009 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by gmaccall (Post 932863)
If I get 10.5 will the programs I have now run properly? Final Cut Pro and Roxio toast for example?

Yes in most cases, after you update each application to the current versions.

bobtomay 10-28-2009 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by gmaccall (Post 932863)
If I get 10.5 will the programs I have now run properly? Final Cut Pro and Roxio toast for example?

This is where your homework comes in. You're talking about 3 OS versions later. Anytime there is an upgrade to the OS, some apps are going to be broken.

Some developers give up and their app dies with the previous OS. Some quickly work on getting out an update for the new OS. Some, especially 3 OS versions later, have quit supporting their app from several years ago and will require an upgrade to a newer version.

Google is your friend. Leopard has been out for 2 years, so more than likely every version of an app you have has already been tested by someone and the problems will be out there waiting to be found.

toMACsh 10-28-2009 09:47 AM

Does Apple still sell older versions of OSX? I know they used to do that back in the pre-X days. I couldn't quickly find the answer on the Apple Store website, but you could call 1-800-MY-APPLE and ask.


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