10.2.7 appears on new iMacs!

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  1. gopher macrumors 65816

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    The new iMacs just released this past week appear to have 10.2.7 installed. The only other systems that have 10.2.7 preinstalled are the G5s. What do the two have in common that all the other machines with 10.2.6 do not?

    USB 2!

    So it would appear that the USB 2 drivers must be installed on 10.2.7. The question is, can you install 10.2.7 on an older machine without USB 2?
     
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    10.2.8 will be arriving shortly and will install on all machines that support 10.2. i would not rush out to try and burn a copy of 10.2.7 from an in-store machine, it's not worth the trouble.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I wonder if 10.2.8 will "enable" USB 2 support on the newer MDD G4s. It seems that the hardware is USB 2, but the drivers aren't there.... yet.
     
  4. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Would you mind taking a pic? I find it interesting that Apple would ship the iMacs with 10.2.7. I guess USB 2 requires it like you said.
     
  5. gopher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just have it on account of someone who visited the Apple Discussions board.
     
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. I'd love to have USB2 enabled, but knowing Apple, this isn't likely to happen....:(
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah well...

    everyone knows apple is probably gonna skip the 10.2.7 release.

    and I mean 10.2.8 is already out.
     

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  8. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    if i'm not mistaken OS X has had support for USB2 since it was released, OrangeMicro had a USB2/FW400 card for sale and it only worked in OS X+.

    I don't think its just a USB2 thing.
     
  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    Orange Micro supplied their own device drivers for USB2. Actually they supplied the driverd for most of the makers of USB2 cards for Macs.
     

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