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Hey,
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)
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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.


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

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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Oh, ok. Thanks for the clarification.
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They are selling on Amazon UK too... not cheap though!


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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.

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Hey,
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?
Tiger is as far as a G3 could possibly go. Be CERTAIN that the machine you're talking about can even RUN Tiger before buying a copy, as it's not going to be cheap.

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Also, How usable is mac os x tiger in the modern world?
Many orders of magnitude more useful than 9.1 in the modern world!
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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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