can I Install g5 tiger OS on G4 agp for evaluation purposes ?

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  1. sezzivideo macrumors newbie

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    Hi !
    Im a relative newbie to the mac system and recently replaced a Photoshop CS2 PC with a G5 dual 2.7 4.5gb Ram & extra 400gb h/d...
    I also have an old G4 400 agp mac currently with 384mb of ram running os 9.2* i have also an original osx install disk (damaged)

    Question ?
    Can I Install my G5 OSX (OE install dvd) on the G4 in anyway just to see if it runs before i aquire a full copy from my local apple shop.

    Regards
    Alan
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    1. There is a good chance it won't work because that disk was designed for a different computer.

    2. No matter how you try to justify it with with the word "evaluation", it is illegal.

    3. It will run fine. Go out and purchase Tiger with no worry about how it will run.
     
  3. sezzivideo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Migrating over from PC land im concerned that my 4-5 year old G4 is not up to the Tiger OS

    My thoughts are that I would happliy buy a legit copy of Tiger or latter if it functions adequetly however a memory upgrade + processor upgrade + H/D Upgrade is more expensive than a mac-mini if it doesnt do the business...

    Do apple offer a 30 day trial ect ?

    Regards
    Alan
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Again, it will be fine. Don't expect it to run like your G5, but it will work nicely for email, web browsing, word processing, etc. I have a G3 400 Mhz PowerMac running Tiger with no problems. Though, it did take some work getting Tiger on it bucasue I didn't have a DVD drive.

    A Mac Mini would probably run even smoother.

    No, Apple does not have free trials.
     
  5. sezzivideo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanx,
    that sort of satisfies my mind as we use the G4 for email and surfing really to keep the viruses spam & unsolicited porn rubbish away from our main work machines,
    My wifes finding 9.2, tiger & Windows XP pro all a bit too confusing.

    Is there a new mac OS scheduled soon?

    Regards
    Alan
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  7. sezzivideo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    end 2006 -2007
    humm can't wait that long

    must get sorted soon may find 2nd hand mini-mac

    Regards
    Alan
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Apple is selling them refurbished for as cheap as $379 USD.
     
  9. satans_banjo macrumors regular

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    you don't have to worry about that in mac-land. you left that behind by buying a new mac
     
  10. sezzivideo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes as im finding we invested ££££ in video editing and had 4 years of hastle
    really regretting the PC experiance although we will keep 1 PC going at least for 12 months or so...
    none will be connected to the net ! for sure...


    Regards
    Alan
     
  11. bigandy macrumors G3

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    1. sometimes the case, sometimes not.

    2. not true - the legal agreements say, in plain english, you can install it on two if you ensure you only use one at a time. which makes sense to me, how do you use two computers at once? :rolleyes:

    3. agreed. remember the apple educational store if you're a student, have a kid, or are related to anyone that might be, because you'll pretty much qualify if you're alive.
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You should really learn to read the EULA before adding your 2 cents. In "plain english":
    http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/macosx104.html

    Note: I added the bold.
     

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