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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2008
    Help for a Mac Newb
    Please excuse my extreme lack of Mac knowledge. I am generally a PC guy however I have received a Power Book G4 and am looking to do some tinkering and see just what one of these Mac things has to offer.

    With that said Let me tell you what we are working with here.

    Mac Power Book G4
    1.0 GHz
    Bus 133 mhz
    512mb Ram
    and what im guessing to be a 40gb hd

    Mac OS X 10.2.8

    Before I really get into tinkering and such. I would like to make sure that I am all updated. I have done all of the System updates. However I feel that I should be upgrading from jaguar to something newer. Can someone point me in the right direction

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2005
    i would recommend definately upgrading. your system can run Leopard. If you don't want to run leopard i would recommend at least upgrading to tiger.

    Welcome to the darkside!

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2008
    Smackintosh Thanks for the response.

    I see Leopard for purchase on the Apple website. But nothing about Tiger Is tiger a free upgrade now? please advise

    Thanks again

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    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Tiger is no longer for sale from apple, but you can buy it off ebay

    Just make sure you buy a retail copy, any disks you see that are grey colored will almost certainly not install on your mac (they are machine specific)

    Its your choice tho, either way, max out the ram if you are going to upgrade

    also check our for detailed info on your mac (or any mac)

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