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Upgrading OS X 10.3.4 to 10.5 on a PowerMac G5

Here's the deal. I recently came into possession of a PowerMac G5, which came running Panther (10.3.4). According to those that I got it from, It was originally running Leopard, but as the rest of the ...
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Does a software service pack install to the machines system files, or to the applications files

Ive got a copy of vectorworks 2008 that ive installed on my mac running osx 10.8.2. The installer for vectorworks 2008 is a power pc application (but the actual vectorworks software isnt) so it can ...
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Using Openjdk in FireFox on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I've got an old PowerMac G5, and I found openjdk7 binaries for my mac! This is great. Now is there a way to use this version of java in a browser like Firefox or TenFourFox, so I can use web apps that ...
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Mac (PowerPC G5) gets kernel panics when booting off of installation disks

I've ran disk utility's disk verify on Mac OS 10.4 on a PowerPC G4, and it told me the computer's volume should be repaired. I lost the install disks for now, so I booted it off a Tiger installation ...
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Any way to run older versions of OS X on newer Macs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Tiger on a Snow Leopard MacBook I would like to be able to run OS X 10.3 for the purposes of software testing on a modern (x86) Mac. I'm aware of emulators ...
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PowerPC emulator for Windows/Mac OS X capable of running Mac OS 8.1

I have an old Mac OS 7 application written in Symantec Think C++ 8 which I'd like to resurrect. I can run my old Mac OS 8.x image on Basilisk II exactly as it was at the time of development, ...
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Determine the architecture of a Mac from the command line or script?

I'm writing a shell script, and I need to know the architecture, i.e. PPC or Intel. Back in the day, there was a program /bin/arch that told you, but my mac doesn't seem to have it... Is there an easy ...
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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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How do you use a Mac without a mouse?

So I was using my Mac Mini and decided to set the application button on Logic Click mouse to open Exposé. I had this set up at one time and found it useful. So I open the Exposé control panel and took ...
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Latest Browsers For PowerPC Mac?

If one of the latest PowerPC Macs (shipped in 2006, I believe) is upgraded to the latest OS that the machine can support, what versions of the popular browsers can it support?
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How to Make a PowerMac G4 run Linux?

Is it possible to run Linux on a PowerMac G4? If so, how do I install it?
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Which OS can you load on an iMac G4?

I have stumbled upon an iMac G4: Upon booting it has a series of user account to which I have no idea what the password might be. Obviously a reinstall is in order. Which OSes will work and, more ...