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Compared to Leopard, it's a very lean and quick OS, and it is still supported by a lot of software out there. It actually runs pretty well on the 1. If you think about it, why would it NOT be possible? There's nothing inherent about a Titanium that keeps Leopard from being installed, and if the OS installer verifies that it meets the requirements, it installs just fine. One major hit for some is Firefox stating the current version will be the last to run on Well Show 5 more comments. The machine performance will be sluggish but if you want to try just take off the hard drive from the Ti, put in in a 2.

Then reinstall the HD in the Titanium. According to Mactracker, the maximum OS you can install is I have a PowerBook G4 15" 1.

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If i get one, can i connect my PowerBook by firewire to a macbook pro and install the OS to the HD target on the powerbook? Select a Language: Help Translate iFixit. Back Answers Index. Communities Contact Support.

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Mac From The Past: That Old iBook Still Has Life Left In It

You can still download Safari 5. But when I visited YouTube. Enter TenFourFox. Oh, and YouTube seems to be cool with it. Still, PowerPC-friendly software still exists.

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And TenFourFox will cover your web browsing needs. Additionally, OpenOffice. Of course, if, like me, all you need is something to enter text into, you might find the bundled TextEdit app works well enough.

Your old Mac can still have fun, too. Candy Crisis, another addictive favorite of mine, also runs nicely. If your old Mac can boot into Mac OS 9—or runs a version of OS X that supports Classic—you might lose your weekend to rediscovering some long-lost gamer obsessions. Since nearly all G3, G4, and G5-based Macs come with some form of USB, your keyboards, mice, and other input devices should all just work.


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