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Tiger (10.4) style update for the ol' g4 - serious itunes question
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dockpipe
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Jan 14, 2010, 09:22 PM
 
HELLO MY ELECTRIC FRIENDS,

i have an ol' timey mac G4 quicksilver (800 mhz) power computer and just upgraded to tiger 10.4
i had 10.3.9 for a very long time.

i did a basic upgrade / install of tiger 10.4

the main problem i now have is itunes will not fire up.
it gives me a message of having to upgrade to 10.4.9.

is this really necessary? how do i upgrade to 10.4.9
am i funknfluggolherndded?
also - my machine's internet videos (youtube, hulu) are still running choppy and out of sync. i thought that by uprading to 10.4 this would've been solved. any help would be monumentally appreciated.

thanks!
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Jan 14, 2010, 09:26 PM
 
download and install the 10.4.9 update
Apple - Downloads - Mac OS X Updates - Mac OS X 10.4.9 Combo Update (PPC)

I doubt you'll find much Youtube or Hulu that runs well on your Mac. Youtube plays mostly Flash video (and I think Hulu is the same), and unfortunately Flash is notoriously poor-performing on Macs, especially older ones like yours.
     
Hal Itosis
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Jan 14, 2010, 10:03 PM
 
Actually, you should go all the way to 10.4.11 (and then run software update again (repeatedly), to get SecurityUpdate 2009-005, QuickTime 7.6.4, Safari 4.0.4, several Java updates [up through 'release 9'], plus some other items [iLife, AirPort, etc.]).

At least that's what i'd do/recommend.
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Jan 14, 2010, 10:25 PM
 
No point in downloading the update manually - just go to the Apple menu and choose Software Update... and it will grab all the relevant updates for you. As Hal said, it's a good idea to run it again after your computer reboots to get any additional updates that needed to have previous updates installed first before they could be installed.

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Jan 14, 2010, 10:39 PM
 
As for youtube/hulu content being choppy, you can thank Adobe for their wonderful Flash plugin.
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dockpipe  (op)
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Jan 15, 2010, 04:36 PM
 
thanx erryone!
i went ahead and updated to 10.4.11
itunes is now fine.

also - thanks for the youtube / hulu insight....
my little sister has a cheapy dell computer and watching hulu vids on
her computer is no big deal. it looks fantatastic.
i still refuse to buy a pc.
at some point i might get a new imac or somethin.
     
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Jan 15, 2010, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by dockpipe View Post
at some point i might get a new imac or somethin.
I'd recommend a MacBook Pro instead. The base model is the same price as the base iMac, the portability is great, and the multi-touch trackpad is awesome.

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