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    Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)

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    Post Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)
    I just bought a Mac Mini of eBay.

    Item specifics
    Apple Product Family: Mac Mini
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.3, Panther
    Processor Type: PowerPC G4
    Processor Speed: 1250
    Memory (RAM): 256

    It has come pre installed with Panther but I would like to upgrade to Leopard.
    Is this possible with a powerpc?

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    Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)
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    Yes... go for it.

    It wouldn't hurt to have some additional ram.

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    Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)
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    In theory - yes but you have a couple of issues to sort. First you need more RAM and that can be done at home but not for the faint hearted. If it is your first Mac my suggestion would be to try Tiger and at least 768 RAM. Make sure you get this type of OS disk as it is non machine specific;


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    Check this as well for choices Apple Mac mini 1.25GHz (M9686LL/B) Memory

    and this http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/tu...am/index.shtml

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    Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    In theory - yes but you have a couple of issues to sort. First you need more RAM and that can be done at home but not for the faint hearted. If it is your first Mac my suggestion would be to try Tiger and at least 768 RAM. Make sure you get this type of OS disk as it is non machine specific;


    Click for full size

    Check this as well for choices Apple Mac mini 1.25GHz (M9686LL/B) Memory

    and this Mac Mini RAM Upgrade Tutorial
    Thanks very much. So I need extra ram to upgrade even to Tiger? How can obtain extra ram?
    Ben

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    Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)
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    There are posts in this forum on best places for Ram and it depends on which country you are in.

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    Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnjmnmcfc View Post
    How can obtain extra ram?
    The best way to obtain extra ram is to BUY it!

    http://www.macsales.com/

    HTH,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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