Stupid Question (OS X)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mdparks, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. mdparks macrumors newbie

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    Just bought a new Mac book pro and turned it on. How do I know if I have leopard or an older operating system. It did not come with a box that says leopard or anything. I do have two grey CDs (1 of 2 and 2 of 2) that say OS X install version 10.5.

    I bought this for my wife who is the mac user and it is a surprise and dont want to ask her.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Easiest way to tell, look at the apple in the top left corner, what color is it?

    Blue - Tiger
    Black - Leopard

    The install cds are Leopard though.
     
  3. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    Go to the :apple: menu (top left)
    Pick about this computer / about this macintosh
    It'll tell you what version of system software you are running (sorry I can't show a picture, I'm at work)
    10.3 = Panther
    10.4 = Tiger
    10.5 = Leopard

    I've never noticed that before! Also, the Leopard menu bar is slightly transperant. And the dock slopes away from you when at the bottom.
     
  4. mdparks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I have a black apple so I have Leopard. Thats good. Now I have to try to figure out how to use this thing.
     
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Leave it to your wife... that's all part of the fun ;)
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I used to know until I got married. Now I've long since forgotten.:confused:
     
  7. MaRXeDES macrumors newbie

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    help....

    this is a little of topic but here goes.....a couple of yrs back i bought an ibook G4 and it came with 3 Mac OS X Panther installation discs. Unfortunately i lost the laptop...so recently i bought an old imac G3 Graphite 600MHz and it's loaded with both OS 9 and OS X v10.0. I've tried inserting the Panther discs which i got but they ejected themselves after a while. Is there any way i could get Panther to install from the discs i got instead of buying a retail copy of something which i already have? Any help would be appreciated.....**crosses fingers!**
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, the discs are made for the specific computer, in your case - the iBook G4 and wont work in anything else.
     
  9. r88my macrumors regular

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    If the install Cds say 10.5 on them it should be leopard right? The leopard upgrade has a big x on it. The 2 cds that came with my macbook pro are grey and have 10.4 on them (tiger).
     
  10. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    One word Pacifist
    You may have to go to the developer website to get an older version. Here
     

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