View Full Version : iMac G5 17" OSX 10.4.11 Garageband 2.02 questions

daily dave
Nov 22, 2012, 09:48 AM
Hello People! Happy Thanksgiving!

The Basement studio is nearly complete! Wall mounted jacks for head phones and running mic's into the drum booth are the only things left to do!

I found a G5 17" @ Geeks.com for $250 refurbished, it looks great, boots up nice etc, & I working hard to get garageband thing figured out.

Is OSX 10.4.11 the newest operating system that will work on it? Is Garageband 2.02 the latest that will run on it?

I go to software updates almost every day.
Music production is the ONLY thing that it will be used for.

A friend recommended trying to find an older version of logic pro (like 7 ??)
but I'm not ready to spend alot on software now as...well, i just can't

Appreciate any help you can offer.

I also have a G3 tower & a G4 iLamp I would like to be able to make use of as either, I suppose backup or additional disc space

Nov 22, 2012, 12:55 PM
I'm fairly sure you can run leopard, 10.5.8 on that thing.

From what I'm reading on wiki, logic 9.0.x will work on powerpc unofficially, I'm guessing logic 8 will be safe on PPC. As for GarageBand, I think iLife 09 came with Leopard, so you're probably safe with that. I'm not sure though. I'd try finding a used license for Logic 8 though. There seems to be a few on ebay going for around 30$.

daily dave
Nov 24, 2012, 07:55 AM
Logic 8 Express is on it's way! $40 with shipping.