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iBookG3User 07-14-2011 02:05 AM

Mac os x Tiger Question.
I have an iBook G3, that is currently running mac os x 9.1. I want to upgrade it to tiger. Can I upgrade it straight from tiger or do I have to upgrade it more? Also, How usable is mac os x tiger in the modern world? (Like video editing, surfing the web, photos ETC)
Thanks in advance.

Chris_B 07-14-2011 02:54 AM

I'm still learning a lot about Mac's so may not be correct here.

I think a clean install (Boot from DVD) should be OK providing that your iMac has built in FireWire and at least 256MB of RAM.

toMACsh 07-14-2011 02:16 PM

Good luck finding a Tiger disc! You can't just order one anymore, or get one at a real store. If you try eBay, make sure you get a black disc, not a gray one.

iBookG3User 07-14-2011 06:46 PM

^ Is the black disk for power pc, and gray for intel?

harryb2448 07-14-2011 07:13 PM

No. The black discs are full retail install versions, the silver/gray are system discs that came with a computer when brand new and will only install on that precise model.

iBookG3User 07-14-2011 10:17 PM

Oh, ok. Thanks for the clarification.

Chris_B 07-15-2011 03:49 AM

They are selling on Amazon UK too... not cheap though!

bobtomay 07-15-2011 06:47 AM

And Tiger works ok. That G3 is likely to have a lot of problems on today's internet - no matter what OS you're running.

rabbitjetta 07-15-2011 09:33 AM

I have a tiger disk but I am going to be keeping it, I was able to buy it from. My neighbor for $10. But you should be able to get one online but it is going to be expensive.

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