OS X Tiger (version 10.4) is the 5th major release of Mac OS X released on April 29th, 2005.

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Upgrading OS from Macbook pro obtained in 2006

My friend has a Macbook pro bought at 2006 (she thinks). The CPU is Intel. She did a clean install from the disc and is currently running 10.4. What's the latest OS she can upgrade to? How do I ...
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Could not able launch Windows file share from Terminal

Not able open SMB share URL from Terminal using OPEN command. Terminal command is: $ open smb://userName:Password@hostIp/sharedName
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Why cant I find /private/var/db/netinfo?

I am trying to modify my users with dscl. I have seen many people recommend that I backup netinfo before making modifications. However, when I attempt to go back it up, i get this: myserver:/ root# ...
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Account Settings Reset Overnight

My Macbook 10.4.11 completely reset all my computer settings overnight. All my settings are gone, folders rearranged, iTunes playlists etc deleted and browser history cleared. How can I restore my ...
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Simple process for backing up all files on a Macbook running OS X 10.4

I need a simple way to backup the contents of my girlfriend's Macbook hard drive. The Macbook is running OS X 10.4.11 - Tiger I don't need to be able to restore the entire OS Install. I just need to ...
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Is there any way to sync the iphone 4S with a mac running OS v10.4.11?

The iphone 4S system requirements state that you need a Mac running: OS X v10.5.8 to be able to sync an iphone 4S with itunes, but I'm looking for a work around. Patches, hacks or whatever it takes to ...
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Remove read-only status of hosts file

I'm trying to edit my hosts file on a Mac Tiger OS. When trying to edit the file I get the following output and I'm unable to save any changes. "hosts" [readonly] 14L, 330C` How can I fix this?
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Resetting Mac OS X Tiger administrator password without a disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Mac OS X password without an install disk? I'm currently in possession of an eMac G4 running OS X 10.4. I went to install some software, and found I ...
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HP all-in-one scanner software won't work

I have an HP LaserJet M1212NF MFP All-in-One connected to my father's PowerMac G5 running OS X Tiger. It worked fine for the three months he's had it, but now when he tries to scan something, ...
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Are LaunchAgents supported by OS X 10.4?

Are LaunchAgents supported by OS X 10.4? I tested them on 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7, and it worked well.
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What version of iPhoto for Mac OS 10.4

What version of iPhoto would I need to run on Mac OS 10.4?
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Using a Snow Leopard disk image (clone) on a Tiger Computer

I've got a computer running Tiger that is becoming unbearably slow, pinwheeling at the slightest activity. I've tried to create a backup using Super Duper and it won't even create one due to the i/o ...
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Locking all input devices on a Mac

We're trying to use an old MacBook running tiger to power a status screen here in the office. Basically, it's just a full-screen Firefox running a web page. Problem is that the MacBook is on the ...
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Synergy, OSX client, Windows 7 server - No mouse on client

I have the following Synergy setup: +------------++------------++------------++------------+ | Mac || Win 7 || Ubuntu 1 || Ubuntu 2 | |c ||s ||c ||c ...
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Switching to OS X Finder doesn't show active windows [closed]

This question has been previously discussed here but I can't figure out how to participate/follow-up without answering, so i'm resubmitting as my problem: I'm a graphic designer using Mac Power PC ...
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Is there a way to perform an install of osx from a flash drive?

I have a mac mini that currently has osx 10.3. I want to upgrade it ultimately to Leopard (10.5). My problem is that the mini only has a CD drive and 10.4/10.5 seem to only come on DVDs. Is there a ...
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Installing Tiger on a Snow Leopard MacBook

My lab is planning to buy a MacBook that comes with Snow Leopard to test our RCP applications (Eclipse). We would also like to install Tiger to test our applications because many of our users are ...
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Can I use iMac Internet sharing as a way to monitor Internet usage in my home?

At home I have an iMac connected wirelessly Netgear router, and my children also (via PC) connect to the router wirelessly. Currently I have no way of monitoring Internet usage - I want my children to ...
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Upgrading a Macbook 2,1 from Tiger to Snow Leopard

My girlfrind has this old Macbook pro, which I believe is from the second gen (2,1) of Intel Macbooks, running a 2Ghz Core2 Duo, 1GB of RAM and a hard drive with 80GB of capacity. She's still running ...
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Upgrade MacBook running 10.4.11 to 10.6

I have a macBook running 10.4.11, I want to do some IPhone development so I think that I need to upgrade to 10.6. On the apple store there are two products that claim to upgrade you to snow lepard ...
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How can I dual install Ubuntu 10.4 in a Mac Mini with 10.4.11?

I'd like to power-up my aging Mac Mini (1.5GHz Core Solo, 1GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11) by installing a shiny Ubuntu alongside the current OS. After all, I use Ubuntu for everything save for cleaning my ...
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Time Machine (archive) of pre-Leopard systems?

I want to get off an older Mac OS X system permanently. It is an iBook G3, so that has two important characteristics: Power PC, not Intel based. Runs only Tiger, not Leopard. This means, as far ...
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How do I keep my Mac from constantly going to sleep?

The system is a PowerPC Mac Mini running MacOS Tiger 10.4.11. When I login (I'm the admin), everything seems fine - until about 10-15 minutes later. Then the system goes into sleep mode. Each time I ...
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Can I see the SMTP session log when Mail.app connects to an SMPT server?

Problem: I've set up a mail server using SASL authentication, and have given Mail.app (on Mac Os 10.4) the login information it needs to connect. I wrote a test message for it to deliver to my ...
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Copying OS X account settings to a new user account

I accidentally renamed the username of my account on my Mac (running OS X 10.4.11) and tried renaming back to what it was but now I have two accounts (the one that I want to use which has all my ...
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Mac OS X: How to resize a window by dragging from the left side

On Solaris you can change the size of a window from the left or right side. I am back to using Mac OS X but it is driving me nuts how you can only change the size of the window from the right side. ...
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Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) will not boot

My G5 Tower all of a sudden started booting to the Registration page (a page that appears after installing Mac OS X, where you are supposed to register). Since I can't get it to boot in safe mode, I ...
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How to print multiple Excel sheets into a single PDF file?

I am trying to print multiple sheets from the same Excel workbook into ONE PDF file. But it frequently prints them separately or only the first sheet. I selected all the sheets and made them have the ...
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Does Mac OS X store the names of DVDs that have been played?

I would like to see what DVDs have been played on my Mac OS X Tiger laptop. Can you tell me how to view the file that contains this information?
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Install OS X 10.5 on Intel 1GB Macbook

I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.5 on a MacBook that previously had 10.4 on it. i am getting an error after selecting the language. What could be causing a box on the screen that says: Mac OS X ...
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Powermac G4 Booting Up to White Screen?

I have a Powermac G4 that I use as a server. Since yesterday, for any reason, it chimes, and just goes to a white screen. The only way to make it work again is to reset the PMU by holding the button ...
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Which Mac OS do I need if I want to create programs for the iPod touch?

I heard that if you have Mac software then you can download the tools to program the iPod touch/iPhone for free and use them. Which Mac software do you need? I know it works on Snow Leopard. What ...
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MacBook Pro Random Shutdown

My MacBook Pro shuts off randomly. I'm running OSX. This happens whether the battery is plugged in or it's running on power. What could be causing this?
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Install Mac OS 10.4.11 on Intel

I'm looking for advice on how to install 10.4.11 on an Intel Mac for testing purposes. I don't have an Intel 10.4.11 CD. I have an ADC account but only see a 10.4 PPC dmg and 10.4.11 update dmg.
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Do I *have* to purchase the Snow Leopard box set?

I have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and I really don't want to purchase the iLife and iWork suite that the Box set includes. Is the version of Snow Leopard in the Box Set different from the version which ...
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OS X Tiger Won't Detect Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote

I have a Logitech Harmony 670 universal remote and a Macbook running OS X 10.5 Tiger. I've downloaded the Harmony software (v 7.6.0.8), but it won't detect the remote when I plug it in via USB ...
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How can I easily mount a Windows share from my Mac?

I'm running Tiger. I know I can go to finder, click network, find the computer, click connect, wait, select the share, and click OK. Is there any way I can compress those into a single action? ...