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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Install Xcode in OS X Tiger 10.4.11

So I'm attempting to install Xcode on OS X Tiger on my iBook G4 (It was a gift.) I needed Xcode because I was trying to install MacPorts so that I could easily install software, namely git. However, ...
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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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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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What is a good web browser for OS X 10.4 Tiger?

I have an old MacBook that can't run anything higher than 10.4, due to hardware limitations. Is there any decent modern browser I can run? Opera, Safari and Firefox all need at least 10.6. I just ...
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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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What are the most modern browsers available on Mac OS 10.4

I have two old Mac Minis both running OS X 10.4 Tiger. One is a G4 so I'm using TenFourFox for PowerPC. The other has an Intel processor and I'm having some trouble with Opera 10.62. (The point is ...
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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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Any way to update OSX 10.4's Bash version?

I'm running Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-release (powerpc-apple-darwin8.0) on a PowerMac (non-Intel) G5. I often connect to the internet, but not as a server and I believe my version of Bash is vulnerable ...
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Best lightweight browser for OS X 10.4.11 iBook G4

I have an iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 and I really would like to watch youtube videos, but it is very choppy and generally impossible to watch! I've read over this thread: ...
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file transfer from Tiger (10.4.11) to Mountain Lion (10.8)

Will Migration Assistant let me transfer my files from my old Mac running Tiger 10.4.11 to Mountain Lion? I've read that it does not support moving files from 10.4 to Mountain Lion and didn't know if ...
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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 ...
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Do I need to upgrade to get iTunes 10, or can OS X 10.4.11 run it?

So, I have an old iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 (It was a gift for Christmas.) and when I went to download some of my iTunes purchases to my computer, I got this (Basically, it didn't say "What's New ...
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autossh not behaving as expected

I am trying to use autossh, like so: autossh -f -i id_rsa -D 8080 user@myserver.com However, on both an PPC Tiger eMac and a Mountain Lion MacBook Pro, I just get presented with the argument and ...
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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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How to upgrade a mac from 10.4?

An old MacBook still running 10.4 just showed up. Unfortunately, 10.4 isn't new enough to run the software it needs to run, so I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade it something newer. The usual ...
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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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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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How do I get LibreOffice 4.0 running on an iBook G4?

My brother just got an iBook G4 running 10.4.2 (Tiger), and we were trying to get LibreOffice 4.0 (the latest version) installed. The machine insists that the LibreOffice package is damaged or ...
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Safari Running slow on iMac under OS 10.4.11

We have a problem with Safari on a 'white' iMac running OS 10.4.11 Basically, it gets slower and slower with longer and longer periods of 'whirly ball' pauses. Then we restart the iMac and is OK for a ...
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How do I get Samba volume to mount automatically at bootup?

I have a windows share that I can mount via Connect to Server (⌘K in the finder) smb://USERNAME:PASSWORD@SERVER/SHARENAME It there a way to have this volume mount automatically at bootup?
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Securely wipe all user data from iBook G4 / OSX 10.4?

I have unearthed an old working iBook G4 which I'd like to clean and then give away. I don't have a copy of 10.4 on hand to install. And I'm not terribly interested in wiping the installed ...
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Changing icon of app using CandyBar failing on OS X 10.4.11 Tiger

So I'm using OS X 10.4.11 Tiger on Power PC (old iBook G4 - gift/joke for Christmas) and I installed and am happily using CandyBar to customize the icons. However, I want to customize the icon for ...
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Mac OS X 10.4 - Thunderbird 3 to Thunderbird 13

I'm working with an ancient PowerPC Mac running Tiger. I managed to migrate the POP email from Apple Mail 2 to Thunderbird 3, but I now need to migrate it to a newer machine with Thunderbird 13. How ...
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Where can I find the latest java update for Mac OS systems prior to 10.6?

I have a couple of old Macs that run old versions of Mac OSX and I want to protect them from the recent Flashback malware. Has Apple produced a java update for systems Prior to 10.6 (snow leopard)? ...
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Recurring “error code -50/invalid argument” resolved by reboot, better solution sought

I'm using an old iBook G4 (PowerPC) running Tiger to serve iTunes to the house. For the past week or so, the mac boots fine, and then sometime during the day starts generating An unexpected error ...
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File access problem with SMB and AFP on Mac OS X 10.4 SERVER

Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the ...
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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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Late 2006 IMAC, no OS loaded, how to boot to reinstall

I was given a late 2006 IMAC with the hard drives erased and no OS loaded. the IMAC boots to flashing folder. I purchased a MAC OS Tiger Install DVD but it is not bootable. I also have a MAC OS ...
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updating an old mac OS X 10.4

skype informed me that they no longer support OS X 10.4 Is it possible to update my computer or should I trash it. the processor is Dual 800 MHz powerPC G4 , 2MB SDRAM , Start up disc macintosh HD, ...
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Sharing a Printer from Maverick to Tiger

I currently have a Teacher using a newer i5 iMac running Maverick, and am trying to share the usb connected printer (HP1300) with 4 student G3 iMacs running Tiger. I have the printer shared (from the ...
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Bash on OS X 10.4 ftp server

I am running OS X 10.4 on a G4 using Rumpus software for a FTP server. I keep reading I do not have to worry about Bash Bug if I am not running a web server or other services. does my FTP server ...
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How to transfer photos from OS X Tiger to iPad iOS 7

My mom got an iPad Air as a birthday present. She has been using an iBook G4 running 10.4.11 until now. I am trying to migrate her photos from the iBook (iPhoto) to the iPad. Is there any easy way ...
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Browser with PDF quick-view for 10.4.11 Tiger?

Does any web browser that runs on Tiger 10.4.11 (PowerPC) have a "quick view" mode for PDF documents? Google.com in Firefox 3.6.27 used to (that is, clicking on "quick view" next to xxx.pdf brought ...
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Can Tiger clients bind to a (Mountain) Lion Open Directory Server?

I'm working with a new client that has a number of PPC machines running 10.4 that are currently connected to an Xserve running 10.4 server. Due to cost and compatibility issues, they're unable, at ...
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Problem installing homebrew on tiger?

I haven't run into the permissions problem (yet) reported here. Using the curl command here I don't think it's necessary to do the staff group thing but am running into other problems. At first I ran ...
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I'm trying to install OS X 10.4.11 but I get a kernel panic [closed]

I'm trying to install OS X 10.4.11 on a Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) with 512 MB of RAM and over 100 GB hard drive. When I boot from the disc I get a kernel panic.
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Upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard

I have a 2006 MacBook (white, Core Duo) on which the hard disk crashed (it's not even recognized by the system anymore). I will need to replace the hard disk, possibly with an SSD one, but since I ...
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How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
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Macbook keeps ejecting OSX install disks

I have this 15 inch Macbook Pro (Mid 2007) with OSX Tiger 10.4.11. I am trying to upgrade OSX to Snow Leopard (10.6) but all CDs and DVDs keep getting ejected without my doing anything. How can I ...
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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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Can you partition the HD of a G3 iMac for OS 9 and OS X?

I have an old Tangerine iMac G3 in nice condition, I installed a clean copy of OS 9 on it and I can run the "iMac Demo Summer 1998" interactive demo which is neat. I'd like to install OS X (Tiger) on ...
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Change the default Icons OS X 10.4.11 Tiger

So, I really would like to change my icon set on my iBook G4, but I really have no clue how to do it! I have the icons (I believe all are in either .png or .ico), but I have little/no experience on ...
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Bad idea to boot Tiger?

Are there any possible ill consequences from booting my 2007 MacBook Pro (runs 10.8.3) into 10.4.11? According to Apple it's supported. I just want to run Diablo 2. I found an old backup of my ...
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hdiutil not finishing (UDRW)

I'm trying to convert a .iso to a .img using server:~ user$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04-alternate-powerpc.dmg ~/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04-alternate-powerpc.iso Usage: ...
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Unable to boot into 10.4 installation disc

I'm attempting to fix my friends old iMac G5 running OSX 10.4. There are a bunch of updates she needs, but she doesn't know her admin password. I'm attempting to reset it with her 10.4 install disc, ...
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Connecting to samba share with different username on Tiger

I'm trying to connect to a Samba share from a laptop running Tiger (10.4.11). When I use Connect to server..., and enter smb://ip.of.the.server in the text box, I get an error saying that it ...
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Sunflower Mac running OSX 10.4--needing driver for USB Wifi dongle (such as TL-WN823N or SWA-130)

I purchased a TL-WN823N wifi USB dongle because the airport cart of the old mac won't connect to new TimeCapsule router (I think the old drivers don't know WPA2, only WEP). So a suggestion I got was ...
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2002-era eMac can't connect to 2013-era Time Capsule

I have a mid-2002 eMac (32-bit PowerPC chip) that's maxed out with Tiger 10.4.11. It connects to my AT&T U-verse wireless router just fine. I have a second ISP, originally connected to a used ...