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  1. #1

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    Sep 26, 2010
    PowerBook G4 operating system?
    Hi All,
    I have a PowerBook G4 that is running OS X Can I upgrade to a newer operating system? I know nothing about any of this, so if someone can advise or point me to a place that can answer this question, I would appreciate it.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Need to know your processor speed.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    We will answer it here for you but as Nick says it is very helpful if you provide the machine specs. For a standard install of Leopard OS X.5, which will update to OS X.5.8 you require a computer with +867MHz processor. If the processor speed is less, you can install with freeware utilities which will install Leopard, but not really worth it as say a 600Mz processor would be much slower than using Tiger, and assume you mean OS X.4.11..

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    Member Since
    Sep 26, 2010
    Oops... sorry fellas. The processor is 1.33 GHz. Thanks!

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    Member Since
    Sep 26, 2010
    Yes... excuse the typo. It is 10.4.11.

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    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    Yea, you can definitely go to 10.5.8. You'll pay top prie for Leopard, but it's worth it as it's almost as feature rich as 10.6 All the main components are there. How much RAM do you have out of curiosity? If 512, it will run, you may want to upgrade to 1GB if you can, though.

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