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Hi, I have an IBook G4 running on OSX10 3.9. It doesn't run all

Programmes properly, so I've been told I need an upgrade to OSX10.4 Tiger. I have unable to obtain this on the Internet. Do you have any suggestions, pls?

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OSX 10.4 Tiger is not an upgrade, it is an update and you will need to buy the operating system. You should be able to pick it up on ebay or what I would do is seek advice on buying it from your local apple store.

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