Mac powerbook g4 os upgrade

Jan 5, AM. On the subject of Leopard, does anyone know of somewhere where a copy for a PowerBook G4 can be purchased? Jan 12, AM. Jan 12, AM in response to rcosgrove In response to rcosgrove. Look on eBay or Google the installer part numbers to possibly find at an on-line store. Here's what to look for:. After you install the base Caution - Leopard does not support classic mode. So, if you currently open OS 9 apps in classic mode, you won't be able to do this if you upgrade to Leopard. Jan 12, PM. Question: Q: maximum software update on a powerbook g4 More Less.

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That doesn't really make sense. You're right, it's awesome and I'll keep it. The main problem is this: "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox. I have the same problem with Opera. What can I do to continue using MacOSx with this machine, but also browse securely and efficiently? I certainly used to have no problems, until they stopped updating it! What version of OS X are you using?

Jun 29, 0 18, 5. Could make a pretty sweet addition to your entertainment system without any real cash upfront. May 6, 1 0 10, 0. May 8, 25 0 10, 1. G4s are great chips. Not so fast anymore, but they work well. You may have to give up OSX though. There are several linuxes and BSDs that work fine on it though. Feb 26, 2, 0 20, Post thread. Reviews comments. Graphics Cards. Latest posts S. Latest: SYAS 1 minute ago. Windows PC Gaming. Laptop Tech Support. I still haven't actually seen the Powerbook in person.

Ward Stradlater wrote: No. Thanks, I thought as much but wasn't sure as I have never owned an Apple computer before. I suggested to him that it wouldn't be worth the amount of money to get the Powerbook up and running again.

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The largest new PATA 2. The price wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be since they are not produced anymore, but I told him the value per GB was quite poor. He recently got the Powerbook for free in its current dilapidated state and wants it working. He told me he wants it to host his music files.

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I said to him that if I had received the Powerbook under the same conditions, I'd just put Linux on it or buy an external hard drive for his music. He wasn't enthusiastic about those prospects. He still wanted me to find out how to get a current Mac OS on it. I'm posting here as a favor to him. I've voiced the same concerns that are mentioned here, but it's his money. I hope that he'll see that with others voicing the same concerns that it's in his best interest to leave the Powerbook alone.

Boot off the external by holding down Option before the Apple icon appears. More bang for the buck than doing an internal drive swap. I would feel better about pirating Tiger than Leopard, though, because Apple doesn't support Tiger at all at this point. People who sell Apple software secondhand are scam artists not really. But they do overcharge by a considerable margin.

Performance won't be quite as good, but if this is just a music server then that won't be an issue. Your friend would just need to get hold of a retail OX Then, as mentioned, he'd just boot the computer by holding 'option' at boot and select the external drive as the boot source. This way, it doesn't matter if the internal drive is dying because he'd never need to use it. Although it will show up on the desktop. The only significant disadvantage, as I said, is that he'd have to have that external drive connected permanently.

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Still, that's the way to go if he wants to minimize cost and hassle and still be able to use a nice, fat drive. Boot the PowerBook in target disk mode and clone the external disk to the PowerBook.

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Use SuperDuper! I have a full retail copy of If you'd like it, just pay shipping and I'll send it off priority mail to ya. PM me for details. Fellow wrote: I have a full retail copy of Thanks for your generosity! YGPM Also, thanks for all the great info in this thread. I'm definitely learning about Apple stuff. According to him it is a: Quote:.