Help AppleiMac G5 20August2004 new to mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by japple28, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. japple28 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Hi I have just bought my son a G5 from ebay all works great apart from the stuff he wants it for, he want facetime so he can call me at work and see me, but cant use facetime with tiger is there any way I can upgrade to SL?
    Mac spec

    MPN: AppleiMac G520August2004 Release Year: 2004
    Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz Release Month: August
    Memory: 2 GB Product Family: iMac G5
    Hard Drive Capacity: 500 GB Screen Size: 20"
    Processor Configuration: Dual Processor Type: PowerPC G5
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.4, Tiger

    This is a customized product of Apple Desktop iMac G5 20" (August, 2004)

    Product Identifiers
    Brand Apple
    Product Family iMac G5
    Model ID PowerMac8,1
    Model Number A1076
    MPN AppleiMac G520August2004

    Processor Type PowerPC G5

    Screen Size 20"

    Release Date August, 2004

    I hope that helps as Iv never used a Mac before, and I hope som1 can help me, Thanks all.
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
  3. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    You can only have facetime if you are running snow leopard. Since it is an iMac G5 it would not run snow leopard, and the latest OS that can run is leopard. Try skype.

    Snow leopard can only run on apple machines with intel processors, iMac G5 has a PowerPC processor.

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