Mac OS X Upgrade..

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  1. byoung2beer macrumors newbie

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    I currently have 10.3.9 version and was wondering what I should upgrade to and see what some of you guys have laying around I might be able to purchase.. This is my gf's laptop and she basically uses it for pics, music, and surfing the net.. Let me know what I should do and what you guys have laying around.

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  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Retail version of Snow Leopard is $29. I'm sure you can afford that.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    As you most probably have a G4 iMac/iBook/PowerBook or G4/5 PowerMac, Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.11) would be the best choice, unless you have one Mac with more than 1.2GHz, than Leopard might be a choice too.


    Will not run on PPC Macs.
     
  4. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correction it's the 10.3.4 version and it's on a IBook G4 laptop 12"..

    On another note. I tried plugging my Modem internet cord into the side of the laptop and it still couldn't find the internet.. Is there something I'm doing wrong?? I don't have an Airport card yet but wanted to see if this would work..

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  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Then it would be best to just install Tiger, if you really want to upgrade.

    Or if you can get the internet working update via Software Update to the latest version of Panther.

    By "modem internet cord", do you mean the modem port or the Ethernet port on the iBook?

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    Both have different uses, the modem port is for connecting the iBook to the telephone line directly and using the built-in modem to dial up.
    The Ethernet port connects to a router or DSL modem to access high speed internet (or a simple network).

    You can find many guides on using whatever port you have via Google.
     
  6. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like I'm inputting the Ethernet cord into the side of the IBook but can't find the internet..
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    What kind of access to the internet do you have?
    Where does the other end of the Ethernet cable go to?

    Have you found no guides via Google?

    Have a look at System Preferences > Network and see if the Ethernet connection is recognized.

    Btw, do you know your way with computers and Mac OS X?


    So you use the yellow (in the following image only) cable, not the white one?
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    Do the other computers on the same network work?
     
  8. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it working!! I didn't have the ethernet connnection first in line.. It was under modem connection.. So I completed all the software updates..

    No, this is the first Mac Ive ever used as you can tell.. So i'm not familiar with Mac OS X even though it got all the updates. It wouldn't get the updates for Itunes or Mac OPX Tiger for some reason.. Any ideas?? Just trying to get it squared away for the lady.. Any insight or tricks would be appreciated.

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  9. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I'm trying to download Tiger and it won't let me because my version of Mac OS X 10.3.4 any ideas??

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  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you use the Apple Downloads section though, there is no point in downloading Tiger updates, Tiger as an OS is not even offered there only updates for it.

    You can't update from Mac OS X 10.3.x to Mac OS X 10.4.x with a simple download that Apple does not offer.

    You can however update your system up to 10.3.9 - http://www.apple.com/support/panther/ .
     
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    Sorry, sales/trades are not permitted in this forum. You may continue to ask technical questions, but you will need to purchase the software on your own.

    Just to clarify: The Tiger downloads that Apple provides are for existing Tiger users. Going from Panther to Tiger is not a free upgrade, and you'll need to purchase it.
     
  12. BigTroll macrumors member

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    i personally think panther runs alot better on some of my old G3 machines however firefox 2 is the best browser you can go with so for that reason along with adium not being updated for it, i reluctanly upgraded my machines to tiger
     
  13. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I was at least able to download Mozilla Firefox 2 for my IBook..
     

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