Mac OS X for PPC (OSX 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5)

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Publisher: Apple
Type: System
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On: 2014-09-20 14:46:57
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What is Mac OS X for PPC (OSX 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5)?

Mac OS X is an operating system by Apple Inc. It is a conglomoration of NeXTSTEP, A/UX, and Mac OS 9. It is based off the unix kernel and provides compatibility with X11. It features a new theme called Aqua which replaces Platinum from Mac OS 8 and 9. It also adds the Dock as a place to launch applications (Not dissimilar to the underused Launcher) as well as some other features.

It started out on PowerPC processors but later transitioned onto Intel processors with Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) the last to natively support the PowerPC architecture and Snow Leopard (10.6) to support PowerPC applications on Intel-based Macs. All versions of Mac OS X that were made to run on PowerPC systems (with the exception of Leopard) had a Mac OS 9 emulation layer called 'Classic'. It allowed Mac OS X to run Mac OS 9 applications that weren't updated to run natively on OS X (known as carbonization based on the Carbon API). However, some applications and extensions won't work under Classic. One example is Final Cut Pro 2. Yet, 99% of the time, Classic was perfectly capable of running most OS 9 apps.


Download Mac OS X for PPC (OSX 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5) for Mac

Mac_OS_X_Public_Beta_CD.dmg_.zip (390.03 MiB / 408.98 MB)
Mac OS X 10.0 Public Beta / zipped DMG image
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Mac_OS_X_Cheetah_CD.dmg_.zip (433.46 MiB / 454.52 MB)
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah / zipped DMG image
879 / 2014-09-20 / 2017-08-12 / 6c14eddbf76a858b3b5477ae96a75d6e0b2b77b4 /
MacOS_10_0_3.toast_.sit (429.25 MiB / 450.1 MB)
Mac OS X 10.0.3 Cheetah / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
171 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / a092a321acf1419eb9c665fbb1225770dd88db5a /
Combo10_0_4.dmg_.zip (19.13 MiB / 20.06 MB)
Mac OS X 10.0.4 Cheetah / zipped DMG image
248 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 461492f1a7c6eb49b8f760b4785a54497523bd12 /
MacOS_10_1.toast_.sit (476.89 MiB / 500.05 MB)
Mac OS X 10.1 Puma / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
211 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / d8d3018841f5aeabf839de8b98983c2f5d3ec7f9 /
Mac_OSX_10_1_3.toast_.sit (502.28 MiB / 526.68 MB)
Mac OS X 10.1.3 Puma / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
208 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 5bd55dc20ea35447a117b5fed4fe6f171aebddb4 /
Combo10.1.5.dmg_.zip (44.55 MiB / 46.72 MB)
Mac OS X 10.1.5 Puma / zipped DMG image
184 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 2e5d9069ad3c9c82c6fdb62c3558e6d308f07df9 /
DTools_10_1.toast_.sit (180.58 MiB / 189.35 MB)
Tools CD for Mac OS X 10.1 Puma / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
53 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 6ab53ec780015c246a60e3fd867b978d876028f8 /
Jaguar_CD1.toast_.sit (450.12 MiB / 471.99 MB)
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar CD 1 of 2 / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
486 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 9ec6ad82d85305ffa8c5ad6f591699bcc652bbf6 /
Jaguar_CD2.toast_.sit (325.29 MiB / 341.09 MB)
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar CD 2 of 2 / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
368 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 32bb014220a5beb33fec752ed8d6a522305c8067 /
Jaguar_Update.toast_.sit (109.23 MiB / 114.54 MB)
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar Update CD / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
105 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 8b28f3a597a4614bde7702facee88355cb6bfe26 /
Combo10_2_8.dmg_.zip (96.4 MiB / 101.08 MB)
Mac OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar / zipped DMG image
224 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 0a1206b3c099925ecd8355f4af8381b4eba354cb /
DTools_10_2.toast_.sit (278.14 MiB / 291.65 MB)
Tools CD for Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
77 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / b41868bbff10514a1fe12814896a868801ef2f5d /
Panther_CD1.toast_.zip (483.15 MiB / 506.62 MB)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther CD 1 of 3 / zipped Toast image
729 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / e57245910e6cacb06d8f5ad5c1f7378c7f569973 /
Panther_CD2.toast_.zip (590.44 MiB / 619.12 MB)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther CD 2 of 3 / zipped Toast image
536 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / daddd22b886c408a3c1cc1d70e9a5f0257c4043f /
Panther_CD3.toast_.zip (192.61 MiB / 201.96 MB)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther CD 3 of 3 / zipped Toast image
457 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 55d0bb9bf5d27f2ead48f770e2887f75d33a9fde /
MacOSXUpdateCombo10.3.8.dmg (99.25 MiB / 104.07 MB)
Mac OS X 10.3.8 Panther Update CD / DMG image
196 / 2014-08-12 / 2017-08-12 / ff21e26e7720f2e965837f219b056d96cf085b1b /
Panther_Xcode_Tools.toast_.zip (580.15 MiB / 608.33 MB)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Xcode Tools CD / zipped Toast image
78 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / ff7716c97f500c55b55abd2421fb8569617c97dd /
Jaguar_Panther_Updates.toast_.zip (627.45 MiB / 657.93 MB)
Mac OS X 10.3.8 Jaguar to Panther Updates / zipped Toast image
64 / 2014-11-13 / 2017-08-12 / 3b042d78c6fe8987dabb5f8105ac46353562f288 /
MacOSXUpdateCombo10-3-9.dmg (113.41 MiB / 118.92 MB)
Patches for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
109 / 2017-09-11 / f74f7e76e7a04ec623046934980edbba8c4798c4 /
Tiger_CD1.toast_.zip (433.84 MiB / 454.91 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD 1 of 4 / zipped Toast image
837 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / dea65bbe34f319618b9e5bf2b8fdf22d1caadc42 /
Tiger_CD_1_(bootable).iso (642.36 MiB / 673.56 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD 1 (bootable) / ISO CD image
1392 / 2017-09-12 / da8060a9875b0f0c5b64700376154f6eb84bd198 /
Tiger_CD2.toast_.zip (575.86 MiB / 603.83 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD 2 of 4 / zipped Toast image
970 / 2014-07-22 / 2017-08-12 / 12aaf4a2e654adebd1df5bce3e610bddef4f31cd /
Tiger_CD3.toast_.zip (585.43 MiB / 613.87 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD 3 of 4 / zipped Toast image
841 / 2014-07-22 / 2017-08-12 / 1ee6541f137fb1ed96fd2c3185afcf396b8371ab /
Tiger_CD4.toast_.zip (171.7 MiB / 180.04 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD 4 of 4 / zipped Toast image
750 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / f2389cd5b2221ba4614cf11553f7471474a01d1f /
Tiger_Updates.dmg_.zip (745.04 MiB / 781.23 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Updates / zipped DMG image
428 / 2014-12-16 / 2017-08-12 / d559f42d9619052aea428ee3acfad2a0934982c2 /
iPhoto1.toast_.sit (11.11 MiB / 11.65 MB)
iPhoto v1.0 / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
85 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 71f37c04fcc78105c25a266ecc880d3f5c1405e8 /
iMovie2.toast_.sit (166.08 MiB / 174.15 MB)
iMovie v2.0 / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
80 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / 8619b1838dfc759f5ae283095946a3de9c3e8834 /
iTunes3.toast_.zip (119.6 MiB / 125.41 MB)
iTunes v3.0 / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
69 / 2014-07-21 / 2017-08-12 / ffe418439ad8825ab077ecae59ea19487ed76335 /
Leopard_10_5_4.dmg (6580.35 MiB / 6899.99 MB)
Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard / DMG image
112 / 2018-02-19 / bc1834571924bfff89e0149f8f53b0a09a15f8c1 /


Compatibility notes

System Requirements

10.0: 

Supported Computers: 

  • Power Macintosh G3 Beige
  • Power Mac G3 B&W
  • Power Mac G4
  • Power Mac G4 Cube
  • iMac G3
  • PowerBook G3
  • PowerBook G4
  • iBook

RAM: 128 MB (unofficially 64 MB minimum)

Hard Drive Space: 1,500 MB (800 MB for the minimal install)

10.1:

Supported computers:

  • Power Mac G3
  • Power Mac G4
  • Power Mac G4 Cube
  • iMac G3
  • iMac DV
  • eMac
  • PowerBook
  • iBook

RAM: 128 MB (unofficially 64 MB minimum)

Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB

10.2:

Processors:

  • PowerPC G3
  • PowerPC G4
  • PowerPC G5 (needs special build)

RAM‚Äč: 128 MB

10.3:

  • PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor (at least 233 MHz)
  • Built-in USB (indicative of a New World ROM being present)
  • At least 128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended, minimum of 96 MB supported unofficially)
  • At least 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • CD drive
  • Internet access requires a compatible service provider; iDisk requires a .Mac account

10.4:

  • A PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor running at 300 MHz or faster
  • Built-in FireWire
  • At least 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM, 128 MB can run it unofficially though (512 MB recommended)
  • At least 3 GB of available hard disk space; 4 GB of disk space including the Xcode 2 Tools, 2 GB for the minimal install
  • DVD-ROM drive (CD-ROM exchange was available; offer ended on March 20, 2007)


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