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Hey Peeps,

I have been given a Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz PowerPC and it is running Tiger.... I would love to upgrade to Snow Leopard as I have it on my Macbook pro but from my understanding it wont work on a PowerPC. I would like to upgrade to Leopard 10.5.6 but don't know where to find the operating system to buy. Can anybody help me? There must be somewhere that I can find it to upgrade the system...

Any advice welcome.....

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Hi Sam, welcome to the Forum. For Leopard you need one of these;


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Hey Peeps,

I have been given a Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz PowerPC and it is running Tiger.... I would love to upgrade to Snow Leopard
You can't upgrade your G5 to Snow Leopard...because Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) is for Intel Mac's only (the G5's have a PPC processor).

So the most up-to-date OS you can install is OS 10.5 Leopard...with the most up-to-date version being 10.5.8.

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Thanks guys,

Great information,
I have been looking for the disc online to buy but no one seems to stock new copies, Iv looked on ebay and amazon as well and to no avail... Could any of you suggest the best place to buy one if possible?

Thanks again for your help,

Sam
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Did you actually do a search?

full retail leopard, Computers Networking. Great deals on eBay!
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Thanks guys,

Great information,
I have been looking for the disc online to buy but no one seems to stock new copies, Iv looked on ebay and amazon as well and to no avail... Could any of you suggest the best place to buy one if possible?

Thanks again for your help,

Sam
There's absolutely no way you searched e-Bay! There are lots of 10.5 copies for sale there!!!

BTW...I know you said "new copies"...if you need a "new copy"...lots of luck when the "used copies" are selling for $125-$229!

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