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Treymac
Sep 29, 2007, 09:52 PM
Hey guys. I just got a powerbook yesterday. It has 10.3 on it with a bunch of apps and stuff pre-installed. But when I launch some of the apps, it freezes. So I want to just get 10.4 and install it and start fresh. But do I need a special powerbook install disc, or can I just go out and buy the newest standard OSX version, which will include all the drivers that I would need for it?



Eidorian
Sep 29, 2007, 09:55 PM
The disc will have all the drivers needed.

FJ218700
Sep 29, 2007, 09:56 PM
the retail 10.4 disk will have everything you need

fistful
Sep 29, 2007, 10:05 PM
The retail version of Tiger (10.4) will have everything except the iLife apps. They only come with a new machine (the install discs that came with your powerbook initially) otherwise they are sold separately.

GimmeSlack12
Sep 29, 2007, 10:08 PM
What the hell is a driver?
(Must be one of those PC folk).

FJ218700
Sep 29, 2007, 10:46 PM
What the hell is a driver?
(Must be one of those PC folk).

Ha,

actually yeah, I usually custom-install to NOT load the drivers (printer drivers)

compuguy1088
Sep 29, 2007, 11:00 PM
What the hell is a driver?
(Must be one of those PC folk).

There are still drivers, though they are stored in files called plists. In Linux they are called modules, or are built right into the kernel.

Eidorian
Sep 29, 2007, 11:02 PM
There are still drivers, though they are stored in files called plists. In Linux they are called modules, or are built right into the kernel./System/Library/Extensions

GimmeSlack12
Sep 29, 2007, 11:20 PM
There are still drivers, though they are stored in files called plists. In Linux they are called modules, or are built right into the kernel.
Get out of here. Next you're gonna try and convince me that Macs have command prompts too. I don't buy your witchcraft.

compuguy1088
Sep 29, 2007, 11:39 PM
Get out of here. Next you're gonna try and convince me that Macs have command prompts too. I don't buy your witchcraft.

Thats called the terminal, same in Linux :D. The commands are just different. ;) ;)

GimmeSlack12
Sep 29, 2007, 11:49 PM
Do macs have sarcasm drives too?

compuguy1088
Sep 30, 2007, 09:26 AM
Do macs have sarcasm drives too?

Sure, lets go with that! :D