Thank you for your answer and I won't shoot the messenger. I was not surprised by your answer and am glad to report that I have bought a copy of Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.6 that I can install on my G4 Mac Tower. I had all ready determined that my computer's configuration can run 10.5.6, but that is as high as it will go unfortunately.
If you can let me know what the newest version of Skype is that will run under 10.5.6, I would appreciate that information very much, and maybe that will allow me to regain both the video and audio functions in Skype.
I have other questions regarding other outdated versions of software that I have been running, but they can wait until after we resolve this one. I may also need your help in installing OSX Leopard correctly too.
Do you have an email address at JustAnswer, or can you send me a link that will allow me to communicate with you each time I send a question?
Thanks in advance.
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John, Thanks for your second answer even though I won't be able to run any newer versions of Skype on my Power PC based Mac. That's a shame because as much I as would love to have a new Intel Mac, I can't afford one right now.
I will follow your advise and ask my son and daughter, who are the only really essential people I want to Skype with, if they can locate an older version of Skype to launch when they either contact me via Skype, or are answering a call I send. Hopefully, it will work.
Can I bother you with just one more question along these same lines? I am also using Firefox V.3.6.28 on my G4 Mac Tower and it occasionally runs into problems opening certain websites. I assume that this is due to the age of this version of Firefox, because I can usually open the failed page in Safari.
Is there a newer version of Firefox that will run under OSX 10.4, or do I need to install OSX Leopard 10.5.6 in order to upgrade my version of Firefox?
Thank you for your answer regarding upgrading Firefox and for the two links to use in finding older versions of software. They will come in very handy when I ask my two kids to include a compatible older version on their computer, and to use it when they want to Skype me.
I had heard once before about TenFourFox, but appreciate the reminder as I haven't really given it a good try-out. Now I will.
I may write to you again soon regarding guidance in how to safely install OSX 10.5.6 on my computer. I don't want to encounter any unexpected problems when I do that upgrade, and I know there are certain steps you must take in order for it to go well.
I will rate your answers now, giving them an excellent rating, and close out this session.
Hello again John,
You helped me once before with the installation of TenFourFox on my G4 Tower and now I want to upgrade my version from 24.3 to 24.5. In earlier versions I have used the program designed for both a "Build 7400 and 7450 successfully, but to download the 24.5 version the website is asking me which one I want to use, and I am not sure. When I look at "About this computer" under the Apple Menu, it just tells me I have dual G4 Power PC processors running at 1.25 GHz, not the "Build" number.
My model has the "Mirror Door" finish on the front of the computer if that is any help. Which "Build" number do you think applies to my machine?