OSX Upgrade - 10.1.5 to 10.2.4

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by peacenik, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. peacenik macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2003
    I'm a switcher who needs help. I know some of the regulars in here must get tired of guys like me, but despite my search in the help files and Knowledge Base, here are a few things I need help with:

    - The used iMac FP I just got came loaded with OS X 10.1.5. I
    understand that there is a newer version available -
    10.2.4 - or something like that. I tried to find out
    if I could just download an update, but got really
    confused. I did download the update, tried to install
    it, but was told that I needed an earlier version of
    10.2, but I could not find an earlier version of 10.2
    to download. (A file sharing application I
    downloaded - Acquisition - will not work with versions
    of OS X older than 10.2).

    - Trouble with my Yahoo account. When I compose an email,
    I do so with text that I can barely read. My whole personalized
    Yahoo page, as well as all the associated pages, is
    really washed out, as if the brightness and/or
    contrast settings for the display are up way high (they're not).
    It does not matter so much for other elements of these
    pages, but when composing or reading the body of yahoo
    mail, the text is so incredibly faded out I can barely read it.

    - IE for Mac 5 is acting a little strange compared to my IE 6.0 for windows. Besides the Yahoo issue above, which I suspect is an IE issue, there is a another forum I participate in which uses a WYSIWYG editor for posting, but IE for Mac will not work with this, and I have to use the forum's older UBB editor. Also, the text for some of the posts I read does not wrap the same way as the others in a given thread, requiring me to use my horizontal scroll bar back and forth to view the whole message. Oddly enough, this only seems to happen for the posts of a single member of the forum. Anyway solution for this?

    - Would Safari be a better bet, perhaps resolving the above issues, and if so, would it be better to wait until the final release comes out rather than downloading the beta?

    - I can't seem to set Adobe Acrobat Reader as my default PDF reader. When I open a PDF document, another program, I think it's called Preview, opens the document, and I prefer Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    I know that's a lot right there, and I hope I have not broken any forum rules buy clumping a bunch of questions under one thread title. Forgive a newbie.

  2. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    10.2 is an huge upgrade called jaguar that you have to buy, and the .4 after that you can download for free. try out safari, its free and its been doing ok. otherwise try out chimera which is also free at the mozilla website, thats what i use, its fast and it works very well. to get something to open default to another program..right click on a file or do apple + i to bring up the info..theres a little drop down arrow that says open with...you can change it there.
  3. peacenik thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Oh man! I was afraid of that. Thanks.

    Will Safari work ok with websites that say they are "optimized for use with IE"?
  4. SBG88 macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2003
  5. peacenik thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Thanks. I was afraid of that as well.

    I found it for $69 on the Apple Education Store site.

    Best I can do?
  6. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    You could try to find OSX 10.2 (Jaguar' Updater CD's on eBay or similar, these were issued by Apple last year for people that bought Macs between July and November, but whose machines shipped with an OS other than OSX 10.2.

    It'll update you from 10.1.5 smoothly and easily, and should be cheaper....
  7. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    You can get it for $64.50 if you work for the government (Federal or State). Alternatively, it's entirely acceptable to have someone who works for the government buy it for you.

    The government price for Apple software is 50% of the regular retail price. That goes for the $1000 stuff like Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. With Jaguar, the savings are slightly less.
  8. PB15 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2004
    I'm glad I did a search instead of creating a new thread. Is it possible to DL 10.2 from limewire and just burn it onto a CD and install it from there? That's what exactly what I did for my girlfriend because she has 10.1.5 but I haven't tried to install it yet, do you guys think it'll work?
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Well, we're up to 10.3.2 now--this is a very old thread! Can't comment on the limewire thing.
  10. PB15 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2004
    sorry about that. i know it's very old but the question still stands.
    any suggestions?
  11. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Suggestion: Buy Panther.
  12. PB15 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2004
  13. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    It's called software piracy. Please send your address to Apple so that they may come and steal from you. If you want 10.2 or 10.3, buy it.

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