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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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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.

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Thanks for the help Nick.

Freeware it is then!
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Thanks for the help Nick.

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

- Nick

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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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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