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    Soprendo's Avatar
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    OS Upgrading concern
    My first post as a a MAC user!

    I have inherited a G4 PowerPC MDD having spent my computer life entirely on PCs.

    I bought Final Cut Express 2 as this fitted the spec of my machine and offered what I need for editing. The Mac runs OSX 10.3.2 and things are fine with the FCE 2. The Mac has an aftermarket DVD writer but no software so I thought I'd buy iLife for its burning software and decided on iLife '08 as this seemed a good fit for my elderly Mac.

    On attempting to install it's telling me I need OS X 10.4.9. My questions are as follows:

    1. Can my Mac run this upgraded OS?
    2. In upgrading, will this cause my FCE 2 to wobble or stop working?
    3. Should I have gone for an older version on iLife?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soprendo View Post
    My first post as a a MAC user!

    I have inherited a G4 PowerPC MDD having spent my computer life entirely on PCs.

    I bought Final Cut Express 2 as this fitted the spec of my machine and offered what I need for editing. The Mac runs OSX 10.3.2 and things are fine with the FCE 2. The Mac has an aftermarket DVD writer but no software so I thought I'd buy iLife for its burning software and decided on iLife '08 as this seemed a good fit for my elderly Mac.

    On attempting to install it's telling me I need OS X 10.4.9. My questions are as follows:

    1. Can my Mac run this upgraded OS?
    2. In upgrading, will this cause my FCE 2 to wobble or stop working?
    3. Should I have gone for an older version on iLife?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    1. Yes...but it's going to cost you a bunch of money.
    2. It should be ok.
    3. Probably...because you have to spend a bunch to upgrade to OS 10.4.

    FYI...there are plenty of FREE CD/DVD burning software programs out there...no need to use iLife.

    HTH,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Soprendo's Avatar
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    Thanks for the help Nick.

    Freeware it is then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soprendo View Post
    Thanks for the help Nick.

    Freeware it is then!
    There you go...headaches solved!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    And at least update to OS X.3.9 the last Panther update.

    Here is the link, the first one shown for the Combination Updater at 117MB and not the Server version:-

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7...l?tag=mfiredir

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