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    Upgarde from Panther OS X on iBook G4

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    Upgarde from Panther OS X on iBook G4
    Very new to the Mac world and am having to manage my wifes laptop but am also considering buying a new iMac.

    We have an iBook G4 laptop running Panther. I would like to upgrade the OS to the latest appropriate version. Can someone tell me is it :

    a) Worthwhile to do so.
    b) How to find out the version of OS currently being run.
    c) Can I just download the OS from Apple.
    d) Should I do a complete re-install or just an upgrade.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Upgarde from Panther OS X on iBook G4
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    a) yes i believe any upgrade is worth it, but then again its a personal choice, depending if your happy with the latest that your running.
    b) click on the  logo in top left corner then About This Mac and it will show you which version you are running. Then more info if you want to see what s in your mac.
    c) You can download straight from the site HERE and search for Combo Updates after now what version you have after doing the  thing. Recommend not to do a combo update via the software updater. Can freeze and not install properly.
    d) just upgrade

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    Upgarde from Panther OS X on iBook G4

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    Many thanks for the response.

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    Upgarde from Panther OS X on iBook G4
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    Are you intending to change the OS version? i.e: Go from Panther to Tiger/Leopard?
    If so some machine specs would let us determine which would be the better option.
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    Upgarde from Panther OS X on iBook G4
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooedmac View Post
    c) You can download straight from the site HERE and search for Combo Updates after now what version you have after doing the  thing. Recommend not to do a combo update via the software updater. Can freeze and not install properly.
    I'm curious to know what you are suggesting the OP download from the link you provided?

    If the OP is thinking about upgrading their OS from Panther to either Tiger or Leopard...this cannot be downloaded...the OP needs to purchase the install disks for Tiger or Leopard first to do the install.

    Then they can use the link you provided to update Tiger or Leopard to the latest version.

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