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    Sep 10, 2011
    resurrecting old G5 need to ugrad OS 10.3
    Hello all you who know more than me.
    I dug out an old imac G5 desktop running 10.3.9, which won't run modern brouwsers. How do I upgrade to more current OS and what is the most current OS I can upgrade to?

    1.8 GHz
    1G RAM
    Power PC G5 (3.0) CPU
    600 MHz Buss
    Boot Rom Version: 5.2.2f4

    Thank you so much,

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    MacDude121's Avatar
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    Sep 22, 2010
    You can upgrade to OS X 10.5 Leopard. Will cost you about $100 on Ebay.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    Like MacDude said, 10.5.8. Ebay is probably your best bet.

    Also with Leopard 10.5 I would put in another Gig of RAM for 2GB. 1GB will work but it will be a lot smoother with 2.

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    Jul 30, 2009
    But be sure you are buying a "retail" copy of Leopard. It is a black disc with a big X on it. Don't buy a grey disc. Those are machine specific and would have to be for your exact model to work.

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