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    mrstix's Avatar
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    May 08, 2014
    Question Is Tiger 10.4.11 upgrade to Leopard possible?
    Is it possible or even desirable to install Leopard 10.5. on a iMac G4 15" display with 800mhz processor and 1 gig of ram. I don't want to lose the ability to access my Tiger programs or files but I have a lot of software for 10.5 that I can't currently run. Thanks.

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    Nov 01, 2007
    Swansea - South Wales
    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2015 MBPr, early 2014 MBA, mid 2010 MB (10.13.4), iPhone 6 (iOS 11).
    looks like your processor may be too slow - below states 867MHz or faster needed

    Mac OS X 10.5 - Technical Specifications

    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    That machine would be likely to be eight to ten years old now. I'm afraid that the ugly truth is that you're going to need to modernize both your computer and software programs. You don't have to get something BRAND new, but I'd suggest something fairly recent. That G4 is now VERY VERY unsafe on the Internet anyway due to un-upgradable software.

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    mrstix's Avatar
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    May 08, 2014
    Thanks for the quick and concise answers. I will be looking to upgrade to a more modern and powerful machine in the near future.

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    Jan 07, 2008
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    16Gb Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    If your budget will cover it, here is the minimum spec equipment I would be looking for right now
    OS X Mavericks: System Requirements

    This will allow you to run the latest OS version, OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I'd suggest something from 2010 or newer if affordable. Apple's refurbs are a great value as well, and come with a warranty.

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