help with version 10.4.11

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  1. norfolkshops macrumors newbie

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You have an old PPC Mac and an older Mac OS X version.
    Look at the system/technical requirements of the applications you want to install, which probably need an Intel Mac and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
    What applications do you want to install? Can you post links?

     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Adding to simsaladimbamba's post, you need software that will work on PowerPC (that's the processor or CPU) Macs. Current Macs use Intel CPUs and if the software is Intel only it will not run on your Mac. Your Mac is running Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), current Macs run OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). Between Tiger and Snow Leopard was Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard. Leopard is the last Mac OS that will run on a PowerPC Mac.

    So in simple terms you need software that supports PowerPC Macs and will run on Mac OS X 10.4.11. This is generally older software. As an example the Firefox browser, you would need version 3.6.17. The current version 4.x will not run on PowerPC Macs. Hope this helps.
     
  4. norfolkshops thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i even tried to format with the c key but there is no chimes when to hit c button
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Holding down the "C" key while booting with a bootable disc in the optical drive (either CD or DVD) will cause it to boot from disc instead of the internal hard drive. The disc used must be capable of booting a PowerPC Mac and must be for a version of Mac OS that is equal to or newer than the version of Mac OS that shipped with the Mac. Booting from the optical drive alone will not reformat the hard drive, but you should still get the start up chime.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I guess you can't provide any more information like asked before?

    Anyway, maybe this can help to learn more about Mac OS X (albeit newer version):
     
  7. norfolkshops, Jun 17, 2011
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    norfolkshops thread starter macrumors newbie

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    please advise on programs i can use
    ,what programs can i use reason i tried all versions of vlc (still no joy)

    i have even tried from an external drive with no luck


    i have version tiger 10.4.11
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    For VLC you need Universal Binary, 0.9.10. This link will download it to your Mac:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/vlc/files/0.9.10/macosx/vlc-0.9.10.dmg/download

    This is the current version of VLC to run on Mac OS X 10.4.11.

    Tell me what other programs you're trying to use and I'll help you find the appropriate versions for your Mac. If you notice my signature below, you'll see I'm using a G4 iMac (the generation before yours) and Mac OS X 10.4.11 the same OS as you.
     
  9. norfolkshops thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DewGuy1999

    can you tell me how to send you a pm please cheers
     
  10. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Normally you can click on a username over in the sidebar on the left and a dropdown list will appear and you can select "Send a Private Message to" and send a PM (if the other user has made receiving PM available, I have), but before you can send a Private Message or email to another forum member, these conditions from the FAQ must apply:

    Why can't I send a Private Message?

    Basically you need one more post (you have 4) before you're entitled to send PMs. Post a response to this message and then you should be good to go.
     
  11. norfolkshops, Jun 19, 2011
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    norfolkshops thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank tou for your reply i will read rules tc


    sent pm
     

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