HOw to download anything without any programs installed in G4 ibook?

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  1. shino

    shino Member

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    Got a nice looking G4 14" ibook but it doesn't have any applications installed. So I can connect to the Wifi and it can update... but there no option I can see to download any Programs.



    got a usb and downloaded old programs and upzipping as we speak
     
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  2. Asteroid

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    Pretty sure these are too old for USB booting. You need a physical OS X disc to boot from, the final version with PowerPC support was 10.5. As the G4 spanned a very long era you need to identify what model it is - if it's early it likely only has CD (not DVD) and will only support an earlier version.

    I had a late G4 eMac back in the day, would love to find a G3 or G4 Powermac. Find the model number (Axxx) on the name plate.
     
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  3. koopz

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    I hold 3 Apple Professional Certs and even I didn't know that.

    Asteroid reminds me why I check in with online forums from time to time.
     
  4. de_overfiend

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    app store or install chrome through safari and install programs that way - pretty sure there is an option in system preferences that allows you to install 3rd party apps/programs on older macos
     
  5. Hater

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    There is no PowerPC version of Chrome.

    TenFourFox is as close as you'll get.
     
  6. mr camouflage

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    Are you sure you are not looking in the (user home)/Applications folder which is usually empty, instead of the (root)/Applications folder where all the applications are?
     

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