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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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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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excellent news (apart from the old money bit!)
i just ordered some RAM boards (by mistake may i add (oops!))
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