Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Mac OS X 10.3

  1. #1
    wiSezo
    Guest
    Mac OS X 10.3
    I'm thinking of buying a Mac os X 10.3 on ebay and I see the cd's labeling eMac. My question is, would it work on an ibook G3 500mhz even though it's label eMac? or do need to find one that has the ibook labeled on it?

  2. #2
    Mac OS X 10.3
    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    652
    Specs:
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    Hopefully, someone will respond that has tried an eMac installer on another Mac. My daughter's iBook 10.3.5 worked fine on my Quicksilver 733 without any problems at all.
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

  3. #3
    Mac OS X 10.3
    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    But why buy 10.3 now when you can buy 10.4 soon?

  4. #4
    Mac OS X 10.3
    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    652
    Specs:
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    money?
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

  5. #5
    Mac OS X 10.3
    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Location
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Posts
    4,915
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    I do believe the eMac will only work on eMac and so forth.. I know that's what happened with several different installs, but I don't know if that is just G4 will work on G4's and OS X 10.3 installers for G5 will only work on G5's.. hopefully someone else will have a little more insight on this.

  6. #6
    d-funct
    Guest
    I'm kinda new to the whole mac scene but I'm guessing that the different installers will have different drivers bulit into them ... for instance the G5 installer should have 64bit extentions and the support for a 64bit chipset that a G4 just don't have but like I said I'm a n00b at this mac stuff even if I have been playing with PC's since I was a wee little sprog :p

  7. #7
    Mac OS X 10.3
    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    652
    Specs:
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    According to MegaMacs.com it will work. They make the claim that it will work on a G3, G4 or a G5.
    http://www.megamacs.com/v1/?action=view&pid=2286872
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

  8. #8
    wiSezo
    Guest
    I have a G3 ibook but would it work?

  9. #9
    Mac OS X 10.3
    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    652
    Specs:
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    I believe MegaMacs.com has it right, they are in the business of selling them.

    Give MegaMacs a call and ask them.
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

  10. #10
    Mac OS X 10.3
    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,584
    Specs:
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Cool
    If it is a full install CD, then it will work on any system.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  11. #11
    ryanyogan
    Guest
    Why pay someone that is most likely selling the copy of there install cd that came with there eMac after they made a back up copy? **** you mine as well just download panther off the internet if that is the case, either way its a non legal copy. Try and find the real deal, or worst case scenario go online and say your a student and purchase 10.3 as there is no actual verification online to you being a student if money is the issue.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •