Forum Question: Latest OS for a iMac G4?

I just got a iMac G4, what is the latest OS I can put on it? It has 10.2.8 on it now and has 800 MHz and 256MB of ram. What can I upgrade that too.

— Gary McNeil

Comments: 6 Responses to “Latest OS for a iMac G4?”

    10/31/09 @ 9:36 pm

    The G4 PowerBooks could run Leopard, but those G4 iMacs usually can only run Tiger. I have one around, and I tried to install Leopard on it once, but it was not a success. So Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4 is my answer.

      Gary McNeil
      10/31/09 @ 9:53 pm

      Where can I get tiger. Also why can’t I get any video to come up like on youtube or your page that uses youtube.

        10/31/09 @ 10:21 pm

        You’ll need to find an online store that still sells Tiger — Try Amazon.com.
        YouTube uses Flash to play back video. Check to make sure you have Flash installed at Adobe’s Web site.

    Gary McNeil
    11/1/09 @ 4:43 pm

    Also I just picked up a new aluminum apple keyboard. It works with it but I can’t get the eject button to work. Is there a driver I could get for it.

      11/1/09 @ 7:38 pm

      Have you upgraded to Tiger yet? There are various keyboard updates at the Apple site, and you would most likely need something old to make it work, if simply using the latest version of Tiger doesn’t do it. Otherwise, you don’t need to the eject button, really.

        Gary McNeil
        11/1/09 @ 7:50 pm

        Okay well I have started looking for tiger. I knew the expose and spaces wasn’t going to work but I figured out that the f12 key will eject and the f14 and f15 will adjust the brightness. Don’t know why but what ever.

        Thanks,
        Gary McNeil

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