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    Dec 18, 2010
    England, U.K.
    Question OSX update help required
    Hey all, I have purchased an ex-business iMac (G4 20") and i absolutely love it. It has OSX 10.3.8 running quite happily. But, after reading on a few websites, I understand that it could run up to OSX 10.5.8. Is there any procedure to go through in order for me to update, or can i just get OSX 10.5.8 to run without the intermediate issues (10.3.9, 10.4 etc. etc.)? ANY help would be most appreciated.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The biggest issue is going to be trying to find a retail (black) version of Leopard at a decent price. Since it's the last version of OS X that's compatible with PPC machines, the demand is high and availability is limited. Be prepared to pay a premium price.

    Other than that, you should have no problem updating. Max out the G4 memory if you can and make a backup of everything before you install Leopard.

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    Member Since
    Dec 18, 2010
    England, U.K.
    excellent news (apart from the old money bit!)
    i just ordered some RAM boards (by mistake may i add (oops!))

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