Mac OS X, 10.4 Tiger

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How can I extract an .xz archive graphically on Mac OS X 10.4?

Recent versions of StuffIt will extract .xz archives, but they will not run on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. And using something like Fink, it should be possible to install xz-utils on 10.4, so that .xz ...
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How to backup a Mac running Tiger?

I need to do a full backup of a Mac running Tiger. If I use Time Machine will it capture everything I need to restore a user's data after a clean install of Lion? Are there other better mechanisms I ...
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Combining multiple small DMGs into one large “virtual” DMG

I created 50 small (1GB) encrypted DMGs using DiskUtility, and want to combine them into a single 50GB "virtual" drive but still have 50 1G images on disk. How? Why: I want to encrypt my files ...
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How do I install Homebrew on Tiger?

According to this previous question, I want to install Homebrew Tiger branch on my iBook running ... well, Tiger. Unfortunatly, when running the Ruby one-liner, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
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What is the best Homebrew version for an iBook running Tiger?

I have an old iBook running Mac OS Tiger, and I want to install the Homebrew package manager on it. Which branch should I choose ? The Tiger one? The PPC one? Another one?
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Why does “echo'' ” in /etc/bashrc cause scp to hang?

I am copying directories from a Snow Leopard machine to a Tiger machine using scp -r and for some reason, it appears that the final line of the target (Tiger) machine's /etc/bashrc (echo '') causes ...
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How to find & delete an obscure file of which I only know the name?

Sophos detected a trojan which it cannot remove on Mac OS 10.4 and it says to remove it manually. Problem is, it gives the file name as xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx where the x's are hex digits. No directory ...
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How can I upgrade from Mac OS X Tiger 10.4?

If I buy a regular retail Snow Leopard disc (i.e. the £25 version), can I use it to upgrade a Mac from Tiger (10.4)? This answer on the Apple Store’s Q&A site suggests it’ll work, but Apple seem ...
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Is there a way to sync an iPhone 3GS with Mac OS X Tiger?

We recently bought an iPhone 3GS for my stepson. He has my old iMac G5, running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), and iTunes 9.2.1. When we connect the iPhone to this computer, we get an error window saying "The ...
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How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?

I have an iMac (PPC) with iSight. How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?
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Syncing iCal with Google calendar under 10.4?

Is it possible to sync iCal on Tiger with Google calendar? Upgrading to 10.5 isn't an option for my G5, but I'd love to be able to use iCal to access the years of calendar data I have on Google ...
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Seeking good quality DVD ripping software for PPC G5, 10.4.11

Subject says it all, but here are the requirements in full: Power Macintosh G5 Dual 2.5 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD (destined to become a media and file server for v1 Apple TV and home network) Mac OS ...