Question about Apple eMac G4 Desktop
I have an eMac at present running (system panther) and when I try to install system leopard I get the message--- mac OS x cannot be installed on this computer I also was given Illustrator CS3 as a Christmas gift and get the same warning message------------- Please help me!
power pc G4 (2,1) Memory-640mb CPU speed 700mhz
I don't know that you necessarily have to get rid of your computer. I have a G4 circa 2000 with 400 MHz processor. I run Tiger OS 10.4.1 and can run Illustrator CS on my machine.
It is not running at lightspeed mind you but it still works fine.
There may be some interim updates that you need before going to leopard... I would try talking to someone at an apple store or call tech support about it. Apple is really good about customer service.
Your eMac has to be "younger" than my tower G4 Gigabit Ethernet model so don't give up too soon. I don't think CS3 will use like 50% more resources compared to CS so your computer should be able to handle it.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
With software and computers changing constantly-I use older software for older macs. You will continuously run into problems dealing with new software and old computers. See if you can find older versions that still run great rather than the creative suite. Stick with earlier system software as well. Now days 640 for memory is not much because of the increase in software space use. You can also allocate memory to certain software you use most.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
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