compatibility of Leopard + Power mac G5 PPC 2.3ghz (early 2005)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 1984dc, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello everyone here on the forums!

    I was wondering if anyone had installed Leopard onto a Power mac G5 2.3ghz PPC (early 2005)?

    If so how was the instalation? Did it work straight out of the box? Where there any instalalation tricks or anything i need to know/do before installing?

    I would like to move over to Leopard but i would like to get someones confirmation that the leapord works on this particular model before forking out £30.oo on the os cds.

    many thanks in advance

    dc :apple:
     
  2. TEG
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    TEG

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    Langley, Washington
    #2
    Leopard works great on G5 machines. If you really can find it for 30 quid jump on it. It usually costs us over $100 here in the US. Just remember that the G5 can only run Leopard, not Snow Leopard.

    TEG
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    It also needs to be said you cant purchase 10.5 Leopard from Apple. (The 10.6 discs for 29.95 that Apple currently sells wont work on your G5 - they are Intel only).
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2005 2.0. I bought 10.5 from Apple a couple of weeks ago for $129 and then grabbed the 10.5.8 combo update from the Apple site. Just call their 800 number, whatever it is in the UK.

    Installation was a breeze off the disk then ran the update from a hard drive. You could probably just grab the update after loading Leopard.

    The software runs great, I think it's faster than Tiger and definitely has more features. I'm new to macs and this is a great forum.

    Good luck!
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    VanneDC

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    yeh mate, its a great OS for your system...

    get it while you can :)

    cheers
     

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