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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chadrob30, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

    chadrob30

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    Hey gang, I have a friend that has a Power Mac G4, and he's running 10.3. He wants to upgrade to a more recent version of OS X in order to be able to run current versions of Safari and/or Firefox. What is the most current version of OS X that he can run? I doubt Leopard, but Tiger maybe?
     
  2. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

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    Should have no problem with Tiger. Here are the details for Leopard. If you can provide more info than just that its a G4, you can determine which is best.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/techspecs/
     
  3. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here ya go:

    Machine Model: Power Mac G4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 867 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
    Memory: 1.25 GB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.2.5f1

    Main disk is 80 and the scratch is 200 but only part of it is able to be recognized.... Seems to be a common issue with these...
     
  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Fits the bill for leopard just fine.
     
  5. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, now that it's determined that Tiger will run, what version does he need to get? Is there a Power Mac specific DVD he needs to look for?
     
  6. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Any retail Tiger or retail Leopard install DVD will work fine.

    I believe there is an intel only version of Tiger out there - be sure to avoid it.
     
  7. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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