Java 1.5 is now required by financial transactions group I use, and through which I must access my funds, as of January 8. My current machine is an AGP 450 (sawtooth), happily running 10.3.9, since its 1.2GHz upgrade. Hard as it may be for some of you to accept, its primary use has been for graphics Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, etc. OK, so its long in the tooth. Consequently, Ive been waiting for the Mac Pro 2.8GHz with its promised nVidia GT8800 card to start shipping, with what I understand to be its required Leopard 10.5.2. At any rate, eeking by for a year now, awaiting the 8-cores, on tightly managed HDs, Tiger seemed to be too much seasoning and not enough meat, to warrant the upgrade. After the new Mac arrives, I plan to continue running Panther and native 9.2.2 necessary for several very expensive, never updated, and now rare reference software, for everything from anatomy to mathematics. What to do about TIGER. All I need is a *****-cat version. In fact, all I really need is Java 1.5 ! and at that, its only needed till the new mac arrives. What to do? What to do? Aside from an external firewire 250GB, the HDs are miniscule a 60GB, 30GB, and 45GB attached to an ACARD 6260. Located 60 miles from nowhere, a 120GB internal from newegg is to arrive here in 4 days, but I dont have OS 10.4, and feel ill at the prospect of installing over 10.3.9, just to reverse the procedure in a few weeks and yes, my SuperDuper! backup is already done. Any creative solutions would be much appreciated.