How do I find out what OS I have ?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by chrislee8, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. chrislee8 macrumors regular

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    I don't know nothing about Mac, just bought a powerbook g4, getting to know about Mac.

    Please help.
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    In the top left of your screen, there will be a blue image of an apple. Click on it and go down to where it says "About this Mac."

    It will tell you how much RAM you have, your processor speed and the OS version.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Or, in the Terminal.app, sw_vers will tell you what version of OSX you're running.

    Code:
    yellow% sw_vers
    ProductName:    Mac OS X
    ProductVersion: 10.3.4
    BuildVersion:   7H63
     
  4. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    OK. There is an apple in the upper-left corner. Click on it. A menu should pop down. Click on "About this Mac" it should be the first one on the list.

    Edit: Sorry musicpyrite got to it before me. A mod can delete this post if they want.
     

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  5. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    If you just got there will be a lot of software updates to do. It's also in the blue apple in the top left.
     
  6. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    Welcome

    Welcome, we are sure you are gonna enjoy your Mac a lot. :) As allways; Any question is welcome! ;)
     
  7. chrislee8 thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    heh i didn't know that command existed. i usually do this one, but your is a bit better.

    Code:
    supercow:cow ~ $ uname -a 
    Darwin supercow.local 7.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.4.0: Wed May 12 16:58:24 PDT 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.7.7.obj~7/RELEASE_PPC  Power Macintosh powerpc
     

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