System is 10.2.8

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  1. denseMacUser macrumors newbie

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    Okay I have had my head down just working and before I knew it my system is totally old! I have apparently missed all kinds of updates. My current system is 10.2.8 (I have a G5 Duel 2 GHz PowerPC with 512 MB).

    What is the logical string of updates do I need to get this computer updated to where I can use most of the software and hardware for Macs?

    I have having to deal with some other issues and purchased an external hard drive to work on fixing the problems. But after hours of fussing I realized that the external hard drive needs at least a system of 10.4! Ugh.

    I am pretty darn frustrated! Where oh where is the place to get updates and which updates exactly do I need?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You can't go any further than that without buying a new operating system.

    Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is a good choice.

    By the way, you aren't just a bit out of date, you are way outdated. Like unnecessarily, unsafe, unrecommendedly out of date.
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    You missed a lot!
    You missed Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther - October '03), Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger - April 2005) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard - October '07).

    And TBO upgrading was a necessity.

    But, I agree with this:
    Stick 2 x 1 GB RAM inside, and prepare to fly!

    One very positive point:
    Upgrading a Dual 2.0 GHz G5 with 512 MB RAM from Jaguar to 2.5 GB RAM and Leopard will make a huge difference! :cool:
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yeeeeeup.

    Look up more often! You're about 4 years behind the times OP!!!
     
  6. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! Definitely get more Ram and Leopard. That G5 will still run great!
     
  7. denseMacUser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Much

    All stuff is on order and should be here within days. I will now go an get a seat belt to attach to my chair for the speed which I will be going.
     
  8. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    very true...you will be impressed:D
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    couldnt agree more. leopard is soooooo much better than jaguar its not even funny
     
  10. kajitox macrumors 6502a

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    What? There was a such thing as 10.2? Surely not. :p
     
  11. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Some of you seem to think the OP is somehow paralyzed by using Jag. Sure it's a bit dated. Unsafe or unnecessary? I don't think so. That's especially comical coming from someone with a website dedicated to getting useful work done with System 7.

    I say, kudos to the OP for not being obsessed with bleeding edge, like the rest of us MRians. ;) Nonetheless, time to move on out of necessity.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you installing security updates from Apple? ;)
     
  13. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Meh. Since when has it been an issue in the real world for Jag users these days?

    But to answer your question, yes. And I've finally moved to Leopard. ;)
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Tiger opened up the biggest can of worms from what I can tell. ;)

    My point is that very few software and hardware manufacturers are supporting Jaguar. Tiger is the minimum today.
     
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  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    10.2.7 was on the first shipment.
     
  17. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    True, but that doesn't stop one from using what is already available. I'm still getting work done using Panther on my iMac.
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's all good until you hit a piece of hardware or software you can't use. :p

    "Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.7 because 10.3 makes the iceweasel cower in fear."
     
  19. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    The difference is Jaguar was still pretty early as far as Mac OS X is concerned. Lots of stuff was unfinished, good concepts not yet implemented, bad concepts yet to be removed. It wasn't until Panther that the OS had a very refined fit and finish - Panther was more responsive, better optimized, and had pretty much tied up most of the lose ends. Jaguar is all around very beta-like and clunky. Still experimental.

    As comical as it may be, by the time Mac OS 7.6 came out, it was the 13th year of the classic Mac OS. It was very refined - indeed, not a whole lot changed after 7.6 until Mac OS X was announced (similar in how Leopard isn't really a drastic change from Tiger). The experimental feeling of the original Mac OS had long wore off by the time 7.6 was released.

    I don't think Mac OS X was truly a finished product until 10.3. I also believe that 10.3 had the largest amount of switchers from Mac OS 9 (read that somewhere). People waited to make sure that Mac OS X was truly viable. That was reached with 10.3. We're on 10.5 now. The OP is talking about 10.2. It's more than a "bit" out of date.
     
  20. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    haha thats hilarious! :D make sure the lights are out and your securely fastened when you watch the Leopard install video.
     
  21. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I agree. 10.2 is overdue on a G5.
    If we were talking about an old iMac G3 I wouldn't care at all. But we are talking about a machine that can have greatly improved performance.

    Don't go defending 10.2 like you think it was something special. It is old and outdated. Good for you OP for taking our advice.
     
  22. Saranac macrumors newbie

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    Worth uprading a 2x867Mhz G4 to Tiger or Panther ?

    Hello, newbie here.
    I'm glad you people are discussing this topic.
    I have a G4 2*867Mhz MDD desktop (that won't start up properly, but
    that's another issue).

    Not the world's fastest beast, but I'm hoping it can still run OK if
    only I could get my hands on a more recent OS than the 10.2.8 it's
    running.

    I use it for music production. But I've been on the road a bit lately,
    so I've been using an IBook with Tiger. I have much software and work
    habits that aren't compatible with OX10.2.8.

    Is it possible to install Tiger on my desktop with the DVD that came
    with my laptop ?

    Is it worth updating the OS on the MDD ? Or will a more recent OS slow
    it down ?

    I have the same question regarding an old 457Mhz G4 I'd like to fix up
    for my dad.

    Thanks for your kind advice.
     

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