Where can I get Leopard 10.5 for powerbook G4?

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  1. stevefo macrumors regular

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    I bought a 2006 Powerbook G4 17" for $50. I would like to install Leopard 10.5. Where can I get a copy from?
     
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  3. stevefo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called Apple and they no longer sell it. ebay would be my only option I guess?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, eBay is one of the few legal places where you can still obtain it.
     
  5. stevefo thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok. thanks
     
  6. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Also try looking or putting a wanted ad, in your local craigslist. How I got mine,and was a great $.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Did you speak to AppleCare? They sometimes sell restore media for Leopard with these older machines.
     
  8. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Or you can try the MR Marketplace... happy hunting.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try PMing Red Croissant.
     
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Personally, I'd just pirate it. It isn't as if Apple even charge for OSs anymore.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    LOL! :)

    Psssst! Guess what RedCroissant gave me? LOL!!! :D
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Didn't know that. Sorry trying to help him get sales!
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I know. You don't live near him so you could not have known. That's ok, no worries. We made a deal. He needed an iPhone that worked so I gave him my 3GS which was doing nothing more than being a media toy for my kids. He gave me some items in return, including that 1.33Ghz iBook G4 that's now in pieces and Leopard.
     
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  15. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    It would have to be the retail disk.
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Apple will stock certain restore media for PowerPC Macs that is Leopard, despite no PPC Macs shipping with Leopard when new! It is kind of roulette whether they have them or will sell you them for your model.
     
  17. California macrumors 68040

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    I'll send you a PATA hard drive with Leopard taken out of my 2005/6 Powerbook (actually the final revision Powerbooks were manufactured through 2006, but the model is really the "October 2005" or "late 2005" model indicator) -- let me know if you want to go that way. Easy enough to install in your P\B or clone it over.
     

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