[clug] [OT] Wanted: Power-PC Mac with Leopard (OSX 10.5) or Leopard Retail Full Install DVD or a bootable HDD.

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Aug 23 04:03:17 MDT 2011

I have a Power-PC Mac Mini running OSX 10.4 (Tiger).

I'd like to be able to generate 'ppc' binaries, but it seems 10.4 is
deprecated for most projects, so I have to get a 10.5 system :-(

As are Leopard DVD's from Apple (rrp was, I believe, ~$150).
Apparently now those DVD's now sell for $200+ in the general market.

So, these are the things that will get me across the line:
 - a 'Full Retail' DVD, not the upgrade disk that came
    with some new systems
 - a working G4 system running 10.5 of any type (iMac, mini, iBook, ...)
 - a dead G4 system with a bootable drive I can cannibalise
 - the drive, preferably 2.5" from a 10.5 G4/G5 system

If I can get a bare system HDD of any size, I can put it into an
external firewire case and have a 'dual boot' system :-)

This is for hobby purposes, not my main desktop, so I'm not going to
chuck a lot of money at it - but I *do* expect to pay some money.

If anyone has any advice, suggestions or better yet, something they can
sell or give me, I'd be grateful for anything :-)

For example:
IIRC, the ANU once had a fleet of iMacs, potentially 10.5.
Some of those must have died, leaving usable HDD (but with an ANU install).
Would those, if still lying around, be useful to me?
They're setup for a distinctive 'Enterprise' environment, not standalone.


Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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