Grey Panther ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by redart, May 23, 2007.

  1. redart macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2007

    I am looking to purchase OS X 10.3 on eBay to upgrade two G3 iMacs. Can anyone tell me what the difference is (if any) between the grey install discs and the black ones ? . I recall reading somewhere that the grey ones were somehow inferior. Thanks.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    The grey disks are the disk supplied with machines. The black ones are the retail disks, which are the kind you require.
    To be properly legal you'll need 2 copies of Panther.
  3. redart thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2007
    Thanks for the info. As you might guess I'm new to macs. So presumably the grey ones shouldn't really be getting sold, as they are licenced to a different machine, is that right?.
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    I'm not sure about the legality of selling machine specific disks.
    But the G3 iMacs were never supplied with Panther so retail disks are the only option really.
  5. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    The grey discs I suppose represent OEM versions of the Mac OS, you may find that the grey disc will not work on you machine, my grey one from the mac mini did not work on the old powerbook.

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