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Hi,
I have G3 pismo (sn QT01302RHKE) "family number M5772". When the laptop was given to me it had a working hard drive but it had been wiped. I understand OS X tiger is suppose to run on it. But I'm having trouble finding it at a reasonable price considering the age of the hardware. Any Ideas or sources??? Thanks
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That is a hale and hearty (but really, really old) computer. Getting a retail copy of Tiger is going to be very tricky and expensive as you've discovered.

My only suggestion that isn't an obvious one you've probably already tried would be to check with your local Mac User Group if there is one near you. Maybe someone has a copy of the retail Tiger disc that they've long since upgraded beyond.
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Try amazon you can get tiger (10.4) rather cheap used Amazon.com: Used and New: Apple Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger [OLD VERSION]

Panther(10.3) Amazon.com: Used and New: Mac OS X 10.3 Panther [OLD VERSION]

Jaguar(10.2) Amazon.com: Used and New: Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar [OLD VERSION]
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I understand OS X tiger is suppose to run on it.
One other thought to consider...just because a "Pismo" can run Tiger (OS 10.4)...doesn't necessarily mean you should.

Running Tiger on a "Pismo" laptop will probably be pretty darn slow...but on the other hand 10.4 Tiger will give you the best compatibility with current technologies.

And as "rabbitjetta" suggested...from a cost perspective...running an older version of the Mac OS such as 10.3 Panther would be less expensive to purchase...and will be faster.

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