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Howdy folks

I've inherited an online community that is running MAC OS X Server 10.4.11 build 8S169 and vB 3.6.8. It is in dire need of updating, and in order to update the forums I have to update the OS.

I have zero experience with MAC so I need some help here.

#1 Will the $29 Snow Leopard disc update the OS? Or do I need to get something else?

#2 The server is in another state so I need to update remotely (hopefully). How would this be done? IE can I download the update and place it in it's proper folder on the server and then run a command line (or series of)?

#3 Does the update come with PHP and MYSQL? If so which versions?

#4 Do I need to provide more information to get the answers to my questions
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I'll answer #1 and let others who have more experience attempt to answer the remainder of your questions.

A $29 Snow Leopard upgrade DVD is not going to work. You'll need the full version of Snow Leopard Server. It's $499.00. LINK
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# 4. Yes.

What model is the machine, is it PPC or Intel?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Yes it is powerpc

Do I have to buy 10.6 or can I buy 10.5 for less $$ ?
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You won't be able to use 10.6 on a PowerPC computer. It will have to be Leopard.

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