Which OS X to buy?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Willsq, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Willsq macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy OS 10.3 (Panther) for my G3 iMac currently running OS 9.2, and I've heard you can get "upgrade" versions of the retail software as well as the "full" ones. If there are such upgrade ones, is it for upgrading from OS 9 or from OS 10, 10.1 and 10.2?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Willsq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Answer already found :D
    I do need to install a FULL version.
     
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    You may be able to find legal versions of MacOS X 10.2 or 10.3 on eBay relatively cheaply. (You can find cheap versions of 10.4, most likely a bit less legal). After installing, use "Software Upgrade" as soon as possible.
     
  4. Willsq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :D. I'm looking on eBay now. 10 separate Tiger discs for £15 a piece in Buy It Now.... hmmm... sound legal?
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    The 10 discs are the CD upgrade. If your iMac G3 had a DVD drive you should opt for a DVD since it has several things not available on the CD version.

    TEG
     
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  7. erikamsterdam macrumors regular

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    I would not recommend Tiger for a G3. It requires twice the RAM just for the OS compared to Panther (256 vs. 128).
     

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