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OS X 10.2 End of Support
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migel628
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Apr 7, 2009, 01:47 PM
 
I have a few PowerMac G4 machines w/ 10.2.8 on them and was wondering when Apple officially stopped supporting it (or if they continue to push out patches)? I couldn't find much, if anything on the subject, so I figured I should ask. Thanks in advance
     
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Apr 7, 2009, 01:51 PM
 
I'm pretty sure 10.2 is no longer supported/patched/developed for/etc. I think 10.4.? might be the oldest version of OSX still being supported.
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Apr 7, 2009, 01:57 PM
 
I was thought as much. I guess I'll have to suggest an upgrade to at least 10.4 if not 10.5 w/ the help of LeopardAssist (b/c the systems are 733MHz).

Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I'm pretty sure 10.2 is no longer supported/patched/developed for/etc. I think 10.4.? might be the oldest version of OSX still being supported.
     
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Apr 7, 2009, 09:30 PM
 
10.5 requires gobs of RAM, even 1gig is puny. How much memory can you cram in your G4s?
     
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Apr 7, 2009, 09:41 PM
 
I'd go w/ 10.4, but I'm pretty sure that Apple no longer sells it and due to state issues, I'd have to go through them. I guess I'll have to call my Apple Rep and see what they can do.
     
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Apr 8, 2009, 02:47 AM
 
There is hardly a reason not to upgrade to 10.4. It makes pretty efficient use of hardware resources. And it runs fine even on older Macs. Leopard is a bit different. If you don't have enough RAM Leopard can be a real pain.

You can get 10.4 for cheap. Many people out there have an old Tiger CD lying around and are willing to sell it for a few bucks.
     
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Apr 8, 2009, 02:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by jmiddel View Post
10.5 requires gobs of RAM, even 1gig is puny. How much memory can you cram in your G4s?
I haven't found that 10.5 is really that much more RAM-intensive than 10.4. Have you?
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I haven't found that 10.5 is really that much more RAM-intensive than 10.4. Have you?
I would say so. In my experience they both work with the same amount of RAM, but Leopard requires more RAM to reach really good performance. If you're tight on memory I would suggest sticking with Tiger. It'll perform better, at least in my experience.
     
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Apr 8, 2009, 09:14 AM
 
I'd buy 10.4 second hand, but since the systems are owned by a school, all purchases must be through the proper channels, so a call to Apple it is. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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You can get 10.4 for cheap. Many people out there have an old Tiger CD lying around and are willing to sell it for a few bucks.
     
   
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