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    Bluewolf
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    Question OS X confusion
    >.< Okay now my brain has been fried. I have 10.2.7, which is OS X. But there is 10.3, which is OS X. It is clear to me that I am running an older version of OS X, but I was assured that I was running Panther... The question here is what am I running?

    x_x this may also explain why some of my software is not the latest additions of it... and I got a funny feeling that I will be needing to buy something real soon...

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    Wapa18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluewolf
    >.< Okay now my brain has been fried. I have 10.2.7, which is OS X. But there is 10.3, which is OS X. It is clear to me that I am running an older version of OS X, but I was assured that I was running Panther... The question here is what am I running?

    x_x this may also explain why some of my software is not the latest additions of it... and I got a funny feeling that I will be needing to buy something real soon...
    you have 10.2.7 on your powerbook? are you sure? cuz i'm pretty sure 10.2.7 only came with the G5's. anyways, which powerbook do you have, and when exactly did you buy it? we need to know just a little more info before we can answer effectively for you.

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    well 10.2.7 is still jaguar
    jaguar went up to 10.2.8 (You can get that through system update)
    And panther is up to 10.3.2 right now
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    About my Mac:

    PowerBook G4
    Mac OS X
    Version 10.2.7
    Memory: 512 MB
    Processor: 1 GHz PowerPC G4

    It was purchased in the New York, and before anyone asks me to return it that is slightly difficult as I am permanently based in the UK. Perhaps this is punishment for taking unfair advantage of a weak dollar against the pound.

    x_x I have a very bad feeling now...

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    When did you purchase it?
    Did you purchase a used one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    When did you purchase it?
    Did you purchase a used one?
    January 2004
    Brand new

    x_x I definetly don't like where this is going...

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    you definitely should have had panther on it

    what do the system restore discs that came with it say on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    you definitely should have had panther on it

    what do the system restore discs that came with it say on them
    That is a good question, but at present the disks arent with me... but for now is it possible for guidance on how I can see if there is Panther on those disks?

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    It will say something like

    PowerBook G4
    15 Inch
    Software Install
    and Restore

    Mac OS X version 10.3.1
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    Mac OS Up-To-Date Qualifying Computers
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/list.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by immdb
    Mac OS Up-To-Date Qualifying Computers
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/list.html
    Many thanks, that is incredibly useful... now how do I compare mine against the list?

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    If you still have the box your PowerBook came in it will have the model number on it.
    Also, I believe that some of the documentation that came with the PowerBook will have stickers with the model number on it.

    This gives more info about the program.
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/

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    Bluewolf
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    Quote Originally Posted by immdb
    Mac OS Up-To-Date Qualifying Computers
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/list.html
    I'm on the list so it looks like all I need to do is to fill in that form and return it to Apple before 28 February.

    Cheers for all the help on this one.

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