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There are a variety of ways of searching for a file by name. I'd just open the Terminal and run locate xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx, although the locate index is only updated once a week, so if it's a new file it might not be listed. If you want, you can manually force an update with sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb (you'll need to enter your admin password for the ...


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I'd give The Unarchiver a try. It's free, graphical, supports 10.4 and can extract .xz archives.


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I had more success with downloading it from developer.apple.com directly Point Safari to http://developer.apple.com/ Click on Mac Dev Center (on the left, in the OS X Mavericks box Sign in (or create a free account if you don't have one yet) In the "Additional Downloads" section at the bottom, click on "View all downloads" Deselect all categories besides ...


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I have the same machine & spec, and have not noticed any slowdown when operating at the latest supported version of Lion when compared with previous versions. Of course, this is purely anecdotal, but reviews have also fairly repeatedly suggested a slight increase in basic speeds incrementally with new versions. One this is for sure, throw in a cheap SSD ...


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PowerPC is only supported up until Mac Os X 10.5 (Leopard), so Mavericks is out of the question. Snow Leopard (10.6) is also too high. 10.5 is the highest possible.


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You have two main options. Depending on what you want exactly and how much of your current user information/settings you want to migrate. Manually This is the method I prefer. i believe that when doing a clean install the point is to get rid of all the extra junk that is just sitting on your computer. To do this you need to manually backup your stuff ...


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While Apple stated that Leopard was required to install Snow Leopard, there was no technical limitation put in place. From the day it came out Snow Leopard could be installed over top of Tiger or as a clean install. I don't believe Apple has ever released an 'upgrade' OS. The full installs have always been available, at least since OS X.


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You can install from scratch! When using a new SSD, format as GUID before installing. Also you should check whether you got the latest firmware on your SSD. About the apple's policies: I don't think anyone can answer that question. It would be rather speculative.


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You can try camino, which requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Just nice for you. Their webpage says they are no longer supporting it though: After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed, and we encourage all users to upgrade to a more modern browser. Camino is increasingly lagging behind the fast pace of changes on the web, and more ...


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Sorry to resurrect this thread, but the answer has changed since last year. I'm posting this mainly for the benefit of people who will find this thread by googling "modern web browser for tiger". If you still use this computer, I would have to recommend you upgrade from Camino to Omniweb. Camino stopped updating their browser a few months ago and has no ...


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Apple wants you to buy the Box Set in order to upgrade from Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 to Snow Leopard. Technically, you the Snow Leopard retail package will upgrade intel based Macs running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4, however it is against the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA). The Box Set includes additional software that typically comes with a new Mac ...


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I ran into this before and the issue for me was autossh expects a specified monitoring port (even though this is optional according to the usage stdout). autossh -M 12345 -f -i id_rsa -D 8080 user@myserver.com This similar command works for me against autossh 1.4c installed via homebrew on mountain lion.


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Your iBook G4 can not run Snow Leopard, because of PowerPC G4 chip inside. Snow Leopard require an Intel chip. You can get iTunes 10 to work on your computer, just upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 (eBay or so... buy full retail version, not gray discs).


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TenFourFox A rewritten version of Firefox compiled to run great on older hardware. We take the industry standard Mozilla Firefox browser and rewrite it to be compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, then compile it specially optimized for your G3, G4 or G5, add AltiVecTM JPEG, HTML and WebM decoding acceleration for G4 and G5 Macintoshes, and soup up ...


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My suggestion is not to upgrade this way. Back up your data manually, and do a manual restoration after reformatting your hard-drive, and doing a clean install of Snow Leopard. As a tech, I've seen these migrations go sideways more times than I care to admit.


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This one looks like your issue: Forum Post about the issue You really shouldn't output stuff in your profile unless you are going in interactively. It appears that SCP is sensitive to it (potentially, depending on a lot of factors, I'm sure). You can test for interactivity thusly: bashrc interactive test Text copied out for reference: To determine ...


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Yes, upgrading the Mac to Leopard will work. Each new iDevice has certain identifiers (model number, etc.). When Apple releases a new one, the old version of iTunes would need an update to recognize it. (Sometimes this even happens with new device OS/firmware versions.) They bundle these updates with feature and bugfix updates, so you're stuck with a new ...


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So, I finally managed to have a working version of homebrew, but it wasn't that simple. First, download from sources and make install of Git following these instructions. Then, using git, get the sceaga Tiger branch of Homebrew. All should then work correctly (more or less). EDIT There seems to be a tarball hidden somwhere that could be used with root ...


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If you are keeping an application like Safari open and constantly running for multiple days at a time, this is the reason itself that is causing you the issue. When you quit an Application, not close its windows, but actually quit it by either clicking on the name of the application in the top left hand corner and choosing quit or by hitting Command + Q ...


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Browsing on my mac with OS X 10.4.11 was very slow. I discovered that the culprit was my router having ipv6 enabled. I ran speedtest.net and was getting blazing speeds so I know it was not my internet connection. I recently installed a new router and had ipv6 support enabled. Loading websites the site would have to timeout for each page connection. I ...


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You cannot download it anywhere legally. If you lost your installation medium you can request a new one from Apple which will cost around $20 IIRC.


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TenFourFox gives you the current version of Firefox in builds optimized for G3, G4 and G5 PowerPC processors that runs on Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5.


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I would highly recommend downloading Camino. Camino is modern enough that it loads Trello: It's based on the Mozilla project, so the GUI is very similar to early versions of Firefox:


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It should just be as easy as accessing the location as follows smb://username:password@ip.of.the.server/optional/path


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The Java updates for OS X come from Apple, not Oracle (that "owns" Java and provides downloads for Windows and Linux). In general, Apple doesn't seem to support OS X versions prior to 10.6 (that's something like an unofficial policy, they seem to support the latest 2 versions only), so in general you can't get official Apple updates for anything, including ...


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Most PowerMacs can't boot off of USB drives natively. They can boot off of a FireWire drive, however. If you have an external FireWire hard disk handy, you could try using Disk Utility to clone the 10.4 boot disk onto the drive and booting off of that. There is also (supposedly) a way to make the system boot off of an external USB disk, but it involves ...


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You can also purchase a retail box of OSX 10.4 Tiger from many third parties ( eBay still has quite a few really cheap) The install won't have all the software such as iLife and games that was bundled with your iMac originally however for some that will be a bonus.


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If you are in the US or Canada, you can call 1-800-MY-APPLE to order Snow Leopard directly from Apple telesales. It should only be $20, a discount from the original $30 price. This will only work if you have an Intel Mac, of course.


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I think you just need to juggle the order of things: hdiutil convert ~/whatever.img -format UDRW -o ~/destination.iso I may be wrong, but top of my head I see that...


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Often this happens when the disc needs cleaning. Soft cotton cloth, warm water, a little dishwashing liquid ... gently, gently ... rinse ... dry softly with aforementioned cloth, not in circular fashion but from center of disc towards outer edge, turning disc as you go.



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