The sixth major version of Mac OS X, 10.5 is marketed as Leopard.

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Will a modern Time Capsule work with 10.5?

While at home for the holidays, I noticed that the old iMac is probably on its last legs. I'd like to get a Time Capsule so that the documents are backed up when the time comes. However, the thought ...
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Can my early 2008 MacBook run Mavericks?

I have an early 2008 MacBook with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 RAM running OS X 10.5.8. Can I upgrade to OS X Mavericks? I realize that my early 2008 MacBook isn't on the list, ...
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Mac os x 10.5.8 Can't download Flash Player!

I am having issues installing Adobe Flash Player on my 10.5.8 Mac. I uninstalled the previous version. My understanding understand is that i need an older version of flash player as this is an older ...
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Messages issued by syslog not showing up in system logs

I'm having some trouble with <syslog.h> in 10.5. I'm writing a small fork based server for class and I want to use syslog() to print a bunch of debug info. However, I can't find any of the ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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How to recover deleted files from OS 10.5.8?

I'm not very experienced with Macs, so please pardon my mistakes. I'm assisting a coworker with a client of ours who recently let go of one of their employees, and in the resulting meeting the person ...
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Snow leopard, app store unable to download anything

I'm experiencing a weird problem, my mac is running 10.6.8 and I wanted to download Mavericks, the problem though is that when I click "Download" under the purchases tab, I enter my password and ... ...
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Leopard 10.5.x for PPC using Black ScrollBars

How do i get Leopard 10.5.x to use customized black scrollbars?
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OSX Network: “could not save because write access was not granted”

We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion. The problem we're having is every single time we open a ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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Can I inherit a Time Machine backup if I clone my HD?

I have an old Power Mac G5 running OS X 10.5.8 (The newest OS it can run). It is backed up regularly using Time Machine to my Time Capsule. The main drive is 500 GB but I would like to replace it ...
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leopard forgot password+launch_msg socket is not connected

I was working on increasing the speed of an ancient (6 years old) iMac running Leopard when I accidentally set the password incorrectly. I then turned to the internet to look for an answer and found: ...
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Mac pro late 2008 8 core can only see 1.9GB memory with Windows 7?

I have 14 GB physical memory. OSX Snow leopard sees it fine and Windows sees it but it reports only 1.99 available to Windows 7/32bit. My Macbook pro sees 3.99 GB in windows 7/32 bit. ??? I switched ...
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Why my iBook G4 superdrive spits out the Mac OS X Leopard Install Disk?

The SuperDrive of my late 2005 iBook G4 died, so I installed a new one. But now the new drive does not mount the Leopard Install Disk. But it mounts any other DVDs/CDs (music, movies). The disk mounts ...
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Java 7 on PowerPc

I have several powermac G4 computers running leopard, and would like to use them as a test environment for my Java 7 based applications. I have looked online a bit but could not find any way to ...
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What's the best OSX for my 2007 3.1 MacBook 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Dual, 1GB RAM, currently using OS X 10.5.8?

My ol' clunker is doing very well considering its age, but I would like to upgrade its OSX to see if it runs a bit faster, and also because I can't run the latest versions of some applications on OS X ...
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How to fix an unusable iMac G4 monitor plagued by static?

I'm working on a friend's old G4 iMac trying to get his only computer running so he can do his college assignments at home. The machine has static on the screen during operation. I reset NVRAM and ...
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How to restore to Leopard/Snow Leopard from Lion without any disk?

My friend has a Mid 2010 Macbook pro with Mac OS X Lion installed on it. She wants to restore it (as in format/erase and get a fresh start). However she does not have any disks. When trying to ...
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Is there a web browser I can use safely on Mac OS 10.5.8?

Sometime in 2012, Adobe Flash asked me to update it. I tried, but it didn't work because my browsers (firefox and chrome) didn't support the newest flash. I tried to update my browsers, but neither ...
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Upgrading from Leopard to Mavericks

I have an iMac from 2008 that is currently running Leopard and I would like to upgrade to Mavericks. What ways are there to upgrade, while spending the least amount of money. Also, are there any ...
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Installing DarwinBuild from Macports

I would please like to know if "port install darwinbuild ..." and related commands will inject a new kernel into my system after port installation is complete (i.e. after a reboot, uname -a will show ...
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HP Photosmart 5520 OS X 10.5.8 driver

My mom bought a HP Photosmart 5520. Unfortunately, this printer is not compatible with her OS X 10.5.8 system. Is there a possibility we can get this working?
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How to get XCode commandline tools for Leopard in 2014

It's been several years since Leopard, but today I found myself looking for the XCode commandline tools that would run on it. Specifically, version 3.1, as that is the last version that would run on ...
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itunes software update ignore isn't working

I have OSX 10.5.6 and iTunes 10.4.1 on my laptop. I turned off the software update for iTunes, but every time I click on a song, I get a notification that says iTunes requires Safari 4.0.3 or ...
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Installing Mavericks

I am installing Mavericks on a 2009 Macbook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo using the instructions outlines in this macworld article: The quick and techie way. So I have a mavericks install drive, but ...
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How to fix curl throwing “error setting certificate verify locations”

I'm a web developer and I have a MacBook4,1 with OS X 10.5.8. Important stuff like GitHub, homebrew, ruby and python doesn't work correctly, because curl doesn't work. It seems that the SSL ...
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USB external SuperDrive

I'm working off an older system, 10.5.8 and want to upgrade,but it won't let me without getting the 10.6.3 disc upgrade,now the problem with that is the internal cd drive won't work anymore and has a ...
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Mac OS reinstall - what to backup for manual restore?

In the next few days I'll have to reinstall my Mac OS/ Snow Leopard computer. I'm trying to figure out what to backup first. I’m not talking about the user data but rather OS specific things like in ...
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Can a Mac OS X DVD that came with a computer be used to upgrade another computer?

I have two computers -- the newest, a MacBook Pro, came with OS X 10.6, and the oldest, an iMac, is running 10.5.8. In order to upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion, one has to first upgrade to 10.6, ...
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PowerBook G4 cannot boot up and doesn't install any versions

My school IT guy tried helping me with an issue with my old PowerBook G4. I just got it from my friend because he had no use for it and he didn't know the password. I tried resetting the password and ...
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What does it mean when Repair Disk takes just a few seconds to complete?

I have the flashing finder icon problem. When I boot from DVD, I cannot choose the disk as Startup Disk. However, it appears in Disk Utility. When I run Repair Disk I can see the disk, and that it has ...
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Which Mac OS X versions support lsof command?

I want to know which Mac OS X versions support the lsof command. Does Mac OS X 10.5 support it?
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Original MacBook Air - How do I reinstall the OS?

I've looked for a USB of 10.5 but I can't find anyone that sells it. How would I go about putting the original OS back on the macbook (10.5)?
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How do I remove akamai and speed up my iMac?

I have an iMac (running Leopard) going deadly slow, I discarded any hardware problems (Hardware tests, disk utility, etc..) and the only strange thing I've found is a folder called 'akamai' After ...
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Can you hide hidden files in specific folders (like the desktop) while keeping them shown everywhere else?

I work with hidden files all the time, but I like an uncluttered desktop. It would be nice to make files like .DS_Store, and .localized invisible just on the Desktop. Please note I am already aware ...
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How to keep my PowerPC Macbook Pro running OSX 10.5.8 Leopard secure?

I have a pretty fast and good Macbook Pro with PowerPC chips inside. I cannot upgrade to newer operating systems anymore, and do not receive any upgrades anymore. Therefore, I an concerned about how ...
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Error during install Leopard on iBook G4, now can't mount drive

I have an iBook G4 that was running 10.3.9 and I was attempting to install 10.5 via Firewire transfer as the optical drive is not working. During the install, the power lead failed and the laptop ...
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Screen video capture application OS 10.5.8 (Leopard)

Are there any freeware/shareware application to make a screen videocapture compatible with OSX 10.5.8?
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Create bootable Snow Leopard USB drive/stick from Ubuntu

I need to create an USB drive/stick booting Snow Leopard on an Ubuntu system. Any pointers on how to accomplish this are appreciated.
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Why does a Time Machine backup not complete when destination is a Shared Volume?

I have six Macs in my house, all running the latest, greatest version of Snow Leopard. I also have an eMac (PPC) running Leopard 10.5.8. I use the eMac as a file and print server. The eMac has two ...
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I want to buy an old mac with 10.5 (leopard) but the disks were lost during a move.

The owner wants to wipe the disk clean to remove his personal info. He also has 3rd party applications that will be lost. Is there any way to move the operating system and 3rd party apps to another ...
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How do I schedule Mac OS X Leopard to wake up multiple times in one day? [duplicate]

The "Energy Saver" panel in System Preferences allows the user to schedule wake ups. The only problem is is that the most frequent it allows for this to happen is ONCE per day. Is there any way or any ...
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How do I repair movies with “invalid public movie atoms”?

I've got a movie file that gives me the following error every time it opens in any QuickTime based player: The movie could not be opened. An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie. ...
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PPC emulator to run MacOSX 10.5

Is there any PPC emulator (for either Intel Macs or any Linux) which can run MacOSX 10.5 PPC? My current research only points me to PearPC and the latest post/release was from 2011. On the homepage, ...
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JavaScript problem while installing NetBeans and JDK in OS X 10.5.8 - Leopard

I downloaded the newest version of NetBeans and JDK and wanted to install it on my MacBook that runs on OS X 10.5.8 but I couldn't. This is the screenshot I made : Maybe since the this OS X version ...
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Is there a way to sync music between a PowerPC Mac and an iOS 7 device?

My friend has a G5 running 10.5 Leopard (the last supported version of OS X on PowerPC). However, after updating to iOS 7, syncing is no longer supported, as iOS 7 requires iTunes 11, which in turn ...
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Mail.app accidentally deleted (OS X 5.8)

How do I restore Mail.app after it was accidentally deleted? I have complete time machine backup of system, but can't find Mail.app in it. I tried optional install from original disks, but Mail.app ...
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Am I supposed to format when upgrading my mac?

I'm on a macbook aluminium late 2008 10.5.8. I'm planning to upgrade it a little bit since many applications doesn't support my system anymore. At the beginning I was tempted to upgrade to 10.8 but ...
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Can't connect Mac to Mac via Finder over LAN

I'm having trouble getting one Mac on my home LAN to talk to another - let's call them Red and Blue. Red can't connect via Finder (under Shared) to Blue. But Red can open a Screen Sharing session to ...
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Repair Bootcamp after creating new partitions

I have an iMac 9.1 with OS X Leopard on it. A while ago I used Bootcamp to install Windows 7 on it. For several reasons I now wanted to add two more partitions to the disk using the Disk Utility. I ...