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Bob Cook, Mac Genius
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I have an iMac 10.2.8 with 512MB memory, 800MHz PowerPC G4,

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I have an iMac 10.2.8 with 512MB memory, 800MHz PowerPC G4, 55.90GB harddrive. I want to upgrade but I'm scared to death that getting the 10.3 tiger or 10.4 panther will mess up my computer. I know very little about upgrading even after reading the instructions and don't want to experience the difficulty I first experienced with this computer. Is it worth it to upgrade or should I just get the new 10.5 Leopard version and avoid screwing things up? I have no computer guru who will do this for me. HELP.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
Mac OS 10.5 requires an Intel processor. Your machine does not have that. You will be fine to go directly to 10.4 but 10.5 (or higher) will not be an option for you.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So, there shouldn't be anything difficult about installing the 10.4?
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
You are right 10.4 will any update to 10.4 should be fine.
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