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

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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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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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Rescuing a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2009

Would appreciate help - I have an old MBP mid-2009 shipped originally with 10.5.7 Leopard, currently running 10.6.8. I restarted recently and found a kernel panic on startup. I have tried booting in ...
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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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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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Web-based screensharing applications that works with MacOS 10.5 Leopard?

Using MacOS 10.5 Leopard, I want to be able to share my screen with others during a meeting so the people I'm talking to can easily see my screen through a web browser. A free solution would be ...
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Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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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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Citizen Erased: My Mac deleted my user account! Please help

The last time I used my user account I was browsing the net and sending an email with the built in Mail app. But I accidentally unplugged the Mac and when it came back, my user account wasn't on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Have: Single partition firewire HD w/ 10.5.8 (my StartUp Disk), 2 bootable USB drives (1st= 10.6.7, 2nd= 10.8.2). Want: upgrade firewire HD to 10.8.2

Have: a) single partition 2 TB external firewire HD w/ 10.5.8 (my current StartUp Disk) b) single partition bootable USB drive with 10.6.7 (full version / not just an "upgrade" version) c) single ...
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Installing Leopard from DVD: Apple logo?

I need to install Leopard OSX on my mac. When the mac starts, I hold the alt button and I load the Leopard Installation DVD. Afterwords I can only see the Apple logo on the screen and everything ...
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How to get MacBook Leopard installation disks?

We bought this computer second hand without the disks. Some of the applications were accidentally removed. The trash was emptied before realizing they were in there. We are trying to find someone ...
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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 ...
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Playback during Copying

When I copied a movie over the Network, via Finder, back in 10.5 I could simply open it in VLC during copying. However on 10.7 it tells me the file is used by OS X and could, therefore, not be opened. ...
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Can you repair a Leopard sparsebundle in Lion?

I have a MacBook that runs Leopard and uses Time Machine to backup to a linux based server. For a long time this setup has worked perfectly, but apparently it stopped working over a week ago. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Some USB devices work, some don't on Macbook

Some older USB devices such as flash drives or mice work on my Macbook 2007 model, but newer ones are not recognized. Any ideas about the diagnosis and the cure?
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access and recover leopard time machine backups in mountain lion

I will be upgrading a MacBook Pro (late 2008) from leopard to mountain lion soon with a a complete wipe by booting and installing from a self made mountain lion USB stick. That MacBook Pro has ...
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Trouble backing up my Mac (with Time Machine) to my WD passport

I just bought a 1 TB WD passport (external hard drive) to backup my Mac. I'm currently operating on a Mac OS x 10.5.8 (Leopard) with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. To format the drive I erased ...
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AFP transfer speed seems to drop to nothing for no reason - Assistance to diagnose please?

I have an server that is running 10.5 and for some reason the speed of AFP transfers when serving around 30 clients drops to 300KB/s. This is really unusable, but I can seem to determine why this ...
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Can't write HFS+ in Mac OSX

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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What does this Safari-related “system.log” message mean?

I keep seeing these log messages in my "system.log" on my OS X 10.5 machine. Within 1 to 12 minutes after connecting to my ISP I see these messages appear: Jan 1 11:20:11 206 Safari[105]: Safari ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to restore deleted applications on system preferences using pref setter?

some of my mac 10.5 system preferences items such as, General, desktop and screen saver, sound, dock, display, users and group, bluetooth, start up desk, speech, and time machine are all gone. I can't ...
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How do I create an Apple email account on an old iBook running OS 10.5.8?

I’m setting up an old iBook and as a result I am also stuck with OS X 10.5.8 and can’t see how I can create a new Apple email address. Any ideas are welcomed—Apple’s site and OS have been terrible in ...
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Trouble installing sqlite3 on OS X 10.5.8

I am trying to install Rails 3, but having trouble with sqlite3. First I tried $ sudo gem install sqlite3 however, I got this error message: http://pastie.org/2419493 After googling around, I ...
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If I activate expose, then spaces, can I force the window arrangement to stay the same in both views?

This is on OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). Let's say I activated Expose (All Windows), and I see my windows in a certain arragement. Then I activate Spaces. The spaces I was in sometimes shows the windows in ...