Resolved OSX Leopard for iMac G4

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  1. KeegM480, Oct 29, 2013
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    KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought an iMac G4 the other day and it has OSX 10.3 on it I would like to update it to Leopard anybody know where to get it at a reasonable price?

    Thanks!
     
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    The max you can go is Tiger unless you have a 20incher that has a processrr over 867MHz.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sure…if you want to follow the rules. :)

    Leopard ran just find on my old 400mhz TiBook and IS running just fine on the PowerMac G4/450 AGP sitting right next to me. Both installed courtesy of target disk mode.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    There are 15" and 17" G4 iMacs that are over 867Mhz and can run Leopard without any changes to bypass the Installer checks.
     
  6. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Look in my signature :) 1GHz 17inch

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    I guess it didn't post my signature the first time
     
  7. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, $200 haha no way I'm paying that much... I will keep my eyes out on craigslist & see if any friends have a copy. I'm not comfyorble with eBay, haven't used it before not a fan of PayPal.
     
  8. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard is expensive, but there are some DVDs on Amazon for about $65. Lots of eBay sellers take direct credit card payments (as well as other methods) if you do not want to use PayPal.
     
  9. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you get the PPC version.

    Or find it.

    Long ago the way I have seen it done is install the OS on a faster machine, then target disk mode super duper to the slower.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    All Leopard discs are universal binary discs. Even the machine specific restore discs.
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Leopard Disk

    Mac of all Trades sometimes has the disks in stock under "Peripherals" for around 60$ the last I checked. I may be wrong on what they sell for now....

    :apple: Altemose :apple:
     
  12. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok cool, thanks :)
     
  13. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    You could overclock it to that speed.
     

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