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iPhoto1.toast_.sit (11.11 MB)
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Guides on emulating older applications

Mac OS X Internal Edition - (Download #1)

Mac OS X Public Beta
System clock must be set before May 2001.

Mac OS X Cheetah 10.0 - (Download #2 - #5)
10.0? Installer
10.0.3 Installer
10.0.4 Updater
Developer Tools (10.0.0/March 2001)

Mac OS X Puma 10.1 - (Download #6 - #12)
10.1 Installer
10.1.3 Installer
10.1.5 Updater
iPhoto 1
iMovie 2
iTunes 3 - iMovie 3 - iPhoto 2 Requires Mac OS 10.1.5
Developer's Tools for 10.1

Mac OS X Jaguar 10.2 - (Download #13 - #17)
CD 1
CD 2
10.2.3 Updater CD
10.2.8 Combo Updater
Developer's Tools for 10.2

Mac OS X Panther 10.3 - (Download #18 - #23)
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
10.3.8 Combo Updater
Panther Xcode Tools
Jaguar and Panther complete updates (Combo 10.3.9, Java...)

Mac OS X Panther 10.3 - Apple Internal Edition DVD - (Download #24)

Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 - (Download #25 - #29)
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
Complete Tiger Updates (10.4.11 Combo, Java, Safari, Quicktime)

Mac OS 10.4.6 DVD - (Download #30)

Download from Mega

Leopard requires a dual layer DVD.
Unless you can find a DVR-R DL blank you'll probably need to use a +R blank and boot from an external FireWire drive that supports DL +R disks.
At least that has been my experience with older machines.

Mac OS 10.5.4 DVD - (Download #31)

Download from Mega

Mac OS 10.5.6 DVD - (Download #32)

Mac OS 10.5.8 Update - (Download #33)
Download from Mega

Mac OS X Release Candidate - (Download #34)
Zip contains both installer & developer tools.

Mac OS X 10.5 Single Layer DVD - (Download #35)
Basic OS install, no extras included as to fit on one DVD.

Mac OS: Versions, builds included with PowerPC Macs (since 1998) : Learn the version(s) of Mac OS included with PowerPC-based Macs produced since 01 Jan 1998.

See also:
Mac OS X for Intel microprocessor

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)


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by CredeDalton - 2016, March 12 - 8:15pm

Thanks for this. I had 2 Clamshells lying around, which some friends wanted. They were old Tangerine models, I put on Jaguar and they run just fine. I've also used the Tiger disk on my iBook G4 and Jaguar again on my iMac G4, which runs very nicely unlike Tiger which lagged like hell (I have the first generation iMac G4, the 15" 700Mhz model) If I could rate this 1,000,000 stars, I'd do so.

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by scott Praed - 2016, January 12 - 5:24am

I found out apple still have the update to leopard. Go to next click on search and put in Mac os x 10.5.8. The download Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update will be there. click on download. MacOSUpdCombo10.5.8.dmg is download and after it finished it will mounted to desktop. You can burn or install it. I burn my to a DVD.

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by TheWyldePanther - 2015, November 21 - 6:36am

Thank you very much for sharing this. I just downloaded the Panther install disks, and am looking forward to upgrade an old PowerMac G3 I bought for almost nothing as a "nostalgia" project. It had OS9.1 and went to 9.2.2, but now I'll do what I always wanted: to have a Mac with OSX Panther (you can relate from my nickname and user-pic that I love panthers). I'll share my experience when I'm done installing. Thanks again!

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by Protocol 7 - 2015, November 7 - 11:21am

If you try to unpack it on Windows you'll get this error. OS X uses special Apple pixie dust to create zip files larger than 4GB which makes them incompatible with Windows zip tools.

If you're getting that error on a Mac maybe the download is corrupt.

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by wazeem - 2015, November 7 - 10:00am

I'm not sure if this is relevant or not, it's a bit out of my depth, anything to do with bash/Linux etc. is just the road to confusion and disaster at my house. But, this article promises to fix security holes in the Mac X 10.4 kernal, maybe, so making it still "safe to use" today. If I have got this wrong, just say so, I haven't made the mods to my Macs as I am not sure if what I read is genuine. For those that do know about these things, take a look here:

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by sfp1954 - 2015, November 7 - 5:18am

What platform and OS are you using?
The file was zipped with the Apple compress option in Tiger (10.4).

Make sure the download was complete. Should be about 6.6GB

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by alex78 - 2015, November 6 - 9:24pm

Hi, thanks a lot for this wonderful and useful site. I've tried to download this Mac OS 10.5.1 DVD

Leopard, but I've got a problem to extract the zip. It says to me it can't extract. Should I rename the extension 's file or what? THX

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by gonn99 - 2015, November 8 - 5:17pm

Hello I have a clamshell ibook g3 300 Mhz 128 mb of ram and it still works under the era mac os 9. I download versions of mac os x (10.0 to 10.3) you have proposed and I made a bootable usb and cd but each time he ecris me << startup disk Was Unable to select the install cd is the startup disk - >> 2. I almost try anything by deleting the disk and boot from the controls (comm-alt) and c but it does not work toujour key.
NB: no cd original mac os x
I really besion help and thank you for your understanding

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by Apple Envy - 2015, September 25 - 12:36am

Ok so I sussed it out. Turns out I was tired last night so my brain wasn't working. I didn't think to download stuffit to my macbook and create the disks there. All good. Thanks again for the files.

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by sfp1954 - 2015, September 24 - 7:33pm

Download the files on the most modern OSX machine you have and download the free version of stuffit expander. Unstuff the files. If you don't have a version of Toast open Apple Disk Utility (in your Applications/Utilities folder), drag the file into the lower left window, select it and then hit the BURN button.

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by Apple Envy - 2015, September 24 - 4:31pm

Hey there,

I hate being a noob but I've downloaded all the files for Jaguar as I'm updating a G3 iMac tray loader but I can't figure out how to make the boot discs. The .sit files don't load into disk utility in order to burn. Obviously they need to be unpacked by Stuffit. The iMac has very little space on it so unpacking there is slow. I'd like to make the discs on my current power book. Any chance of some guidance. Thanks

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by sfp1954 - 2015, July 25 - 10:47pm

Simply download, unzip (double click on the file), drop into the left column of Apple's Disk Utility and hit the "burn" button.

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by ralphshep - 2015, July 24 - 4:35pm

how do you burn these to it a bootable cd disk

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by WhosIt.There - 2015, July 1 - 8:03am

Apparently in OS X Yosemite the beach ball has been given more solid colouring. Smile

I found OS X 10.1 perfectly usable (barring some missing features I had gotten used to in OS 8 and 9). OS X 10.2 has a quirky bug or two that weren't in 10.1, but the most annoying is that display going to sleep, sometimes the computer also goes to sleep just afterwards - all sleep settings are set to "never", but even if they weren't it simply "nods off" in the middle of doing something like opening a file.

Even 10.5 running on a G4 iBook has some peculiar little quirks. For example:

  • when I plug in a USB flash drive it shows up in the Finder window sidebar ... but only sometimes does it have the little "eject" triangle button next to it, so has to be ejected via the menubar / keyboard shortcut or dragging the icon to the Trash
  • the Finder's sound effects not always working (yesterday copying files to USB Flash drives was silent, today there was the usual "completed" sound)
  • the Activity panel in Mail is near useless because it often doesn't show anything when Mail is checking for or downloading new emails

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by themacmeister - 2015, June 30 - 10:37am

@WhosIt.There, that is interesting. I have used every version since the 10.0.1 -- I found OSX virtually unusable until 10.3.x, and even then, the spinning beachball of death constantly had me fumbling for an explanation. 10.5.8 PPC was my favourite point in OSX development.

Now Apple has decided to pull their fingers out, and look at performance, we are seeing major inroads. I never want to see a spinning beachball ever again, even at a beach or rock concert!!!

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by WhosIt.There - 2015, June 29 - 10:17pm

themacmeister: -

Any computer that can run 10.0 (I believe 10.2 was the first actual USABLE OS X)

Technically that's probably true since 10.2 finally added back some of the feature missing since the swap from OS 9 (although some are still missing).

BUT, in my experience on my beige G3 PowerMac, Mac OS X 10.1 was more stable than 10.2. After upgrading the OS to 10.2, my display now goes to sleep semi-randomly for no reason and the only way to get it back is to force-reboot the computer - a pain in the backside when you're in the middle of trying to do some work. Sad

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by sfp1954 - 2015, June 3 - 3:47am

As far as I know the only DVD versions of Panther were machine specific ones. For example a 1.5GHz G4 Aluminum Powerbook would have come with gray DVD installation disks for 10.3.3.

However all the black universal Panther disks were a three CD sets.
Tiger (10.4) was the first universal version released on a single DVD, with the four CD set available by request for machines that only had CD-R drives (some G3 iBooks and early G4 Quicksilvers).

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by supernova777 - 2015, June 2 - 5:34pm

does anyone have panther on 1 single disc (DVD)?
i read that it came in version 10.3.3 on dvd...

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by themacmeister - 2015, March 4 - 6:44am

Any computer that can run 10.0 (I believe 10.2 was the first actual USABLE OS X) should be able to run 9.2.2 natively?

I have the iMac G4 with OS9.2.2 installed and updated from retail OS9.1 DVD. Since then, a few System Folders have appeared here, to facilitate an easier install (after blessing the system folder).

You could try one of these System Folders (with usual cautionary caveats).

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by axterfeck - 2015, March 4 - 3:17am

friends, I wonder if an iMac G4 os 9.2.2 will work on Mac OS X 10.0

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by butterburger - 2015, January 17 - 9:18pm

The Panther set worked perfectly for me.

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by vedekhaliwell - 2015, January 17 - 8:37pm

The Tiger disks are great--burned and booted just fine.

The Panther ones though--not recognized by any of my 11 PPC machines on Option boot and cannot be set as a startup disk. Disc 1 in particular, as 2 and 3 are dependent on Disc 1. I have burned it in both Intel and PPC machines, and no difference.

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by svanimpe - 2015, January 3 - 11:19am

"" -> This disc does not want to install on my PowerMac G4. It basically says I have a SuperDrive and therefore I should use "the other disc", which includes support for SuperDrive (iDVD maybe)? Does anyone have this "other disc" (complete iLife) ?

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by Krozin - 2014, December 19 - 4:34am

Tiger update zip works fine now...... NICE Thanks

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by sfp1954 - 2014, December 18 - 12:46am

I archived the Tiger Updates as a .dmg and then zipped that.
It successfully downloads, unzips and mounts.

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by butterburger - 2014, December 17 - 1:24am

sfp1954 : "The original file decompresses correctly - but once uploaded and downloaded it fails to decompress."

Learn to use cksum, a Unix (well, POSIX anyway) standard. I checksum everything I upload (clickkmi example).

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by fm2 - 2014, December 16 - 9:26pm

It's OK for testing purposes.

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by sfp1954 - 2014, December 16 - 9:19pm

Why are you using WinRAR when OSX has built in zip compression/decompression?

Not sure what's happening. The original file decompresses correctly - but once uploaded and downloaded it fails to decompress.

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by fm2 - 2014, December 16 - 10:26am

WinRAR Log:

Tiger_Updates\A_ONE\Java131and142Release2.pkg\Contents\Archive.pax.gz. The file is corrupt
Tiger_Updates\A_ONE\MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.11PPC.pkg\Contents\Archive.pax.gz. The file is corrupt
Tiger_Updates\C_THREE\JavaForMacOSX10.4Release5.pkg\Contents\Archive.pax.gz. The file is corrupt
Tiger_Updates\C_THREE\Safari4.1.3Tiger.pkg\Contents\Archive.pax.gz. The file is corrupt
Tiger_Updates\D_FOUR\JavaForMacOSX10.4Release7.pkg\Contents\Archive.pax.gz. The file is corrupt
Tiger_Updates\D_FOUR\JavaForMacOSX10.4Release9.pkg\Contents\Archive.pax.gz. The file is corrupt

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2014, December 16 - 6:33am

Try it now.

Krozin's picture
by Krozin - 2014, December 14 - 7:55pm

Tiger update zip seems to be corrupt.

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by sfp1954 - 2014, November 13 - 9:04pm

It appears Apple Software Update no longer works with Panther.
So I have added a disk with (hopefully) all the Jaguar and Panther Updates.
See the last image for a listing of the disk contents.

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by IIGS_User - 2014, October 11 - 3:38pm

If you guys continue like this we will have a warez Problem!

Good point.

xy's picture
by xy - 2014, October 11 - 1:24pm

If you guys continue like this we will have a warez Problem!

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by sfp1954 - 2014, September 30 - 4:37am

Even if that was possible it would still be a DVD size install. So it would far exceed the 1GB file size limit. That's why I stopped with the 4CD Tiger set even though I have the 10.4 DVD and the 10.5 DVD.

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by themacmeister - 2014, September 30 - 3:39am

A wonderful collection. I know Apple would be upset, but Leopard runs on PPC as well (G4/G5). I wonder if we could strip all the Intel code out of an install DVD and post a link here?

Just wondering Smile

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by sfp1954 - 2014, September 20 - 7:13pm

Let me know if this is it.

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by os9er - 2014, September 20 - 3:26pm

I'd love it if someone added the original 10.0, build 4K78 Smile

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by macjames - 2014, August 13 - 6:01am

Something deep inside me tells me that 10.3.4 to 10.3.8 was listed as requirement because 10.3.9 was not out by the time Adobe released CS2. There are several updates for the suite, and this version had to live by the time tiger was released. To cite an example, the original Creative Suite, had a little problem with VersionCue, which stopped working with panther, however Adobe released a patch to make it working again. CS1 works perfect under 10.3.9, so i see no reason for CS2 not to work under 10.3.9, but thanks for the 10.3.8 patch. By the way, all patches are still available from Adobe.

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by xy - 2014, August 12 - 9:36am

I have added the Mac OS X 10.3.8 Combo update from the Apple Website ( since for some applications like, for instance, InDesign CS 2 the highest officially supported Panther version is 10.3.8 and not 10.3.9.

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by xy - 2014, August 2 - 12:21pm

Thanks, sfp1954. My external CD drive is USB 1! It's a wonderfully silent and solid big brick. However, it might be a good idea to get an old FireWire external CD drive.

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by sfp1954 - 2014, July 29 - 10:59pm

You can boot from an external CD/DVD as long as it is a Firewire interface - although you may need to manually select it from the startup disk control panel.
You can also replace the bare drive in your internal tray with any Apple Atapi DVD drive.
That includes any Matshita out of a late G4 Titanium or G4 Aluminum.
Pioneer slot loads also work well - or one of these:

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by xy - 2014, July 29 - 10:59am

Thanks for your help, folks. I did the test on a 400 Mhz Prismo not a Lombard, exactly as you did with Toast 5.2.3. There seem to be hardware problems with the old CD tray. I tried an external CD player/burner, and at least showing up the files of the CD did not make Problems any more. However, of course, I cannot boot with an external CD player.

I also tried to clone the burned CD on a hard drive partition with Disk Copy 6.5b. However the hard drive refused to boot. The Prismo I have is an old fucked up piece I rarely use.

Anyway, I still wonder why the machine boots Mac OS 9 CDs and Jaguar CDs without problems and not Tiger.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, July 29 - 3:07am

@xy: Not to offer a solution, but to confirm what sfp1954 has said re: the Tiger 10.4 disk. It boots up my iBook G4 OK.

I also extracted the .zip with Mac OS X's built-in zip tool. I did lock the image upon extraction & before burning tho', if that helps. I used Toast vers. 5.2.3 for burning, using the setting "Disk Image" under right-most "Other" tab and dragged the .toast file into Toast's window prior to burning, as per sfp1954's suggested method.

[Edit] As an experiment, I also extracted the .toast image on an Windows box (omitting the hidden "_MACOSX" part in the .zip), renamed the filename suffix ".toast" to ".iso", then burned the .iso to CD using ImgBurn on Windows - This also resulted in a bootable CD.

So if you haven't got a running Mac OS X and need a bootable CD for a G5/G4/G3, then you can also use Windows to burn this image if you happen to have a Windows PC handy.

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by sfp1954 - 2014, July 28 - 7:15pm

I just downloaded my file, burnt a new CD and successfully booted both a 1.5GHz G4 Aluminum and a 500 MHz Pismo. So either you didn't burn the CD correctly or you have hardware problems.

Are you sure you have a Pismo not a Lombard? They look the same but the Lombard has USB and SCSI while the Pismo has USB and Firewire. If they haven't been modified the Lombard say "Apple Powerbook G3" below the display while the Pismo just says "Powerbook".

To burn a Tiger CD.
Download to an OSX machine.
Decompress with OSX unzip (just double click unless you have changed the default application for ".zip" files).
DO NOT mount or double click the resultant .toast file.
Open Toast, drag the .toast file into the Toast window and hit the burn button.
Toast will automatically do an image burn.

When mounted the resultant disk should give the splash screen shown in the last image.

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by xy - 2014, July 28 - 1:09pm

I have tested the Tiger CD 1 on a Prismo; the CD does not boot. The Prismo CD tray has difficulties to even show the contents of the burned CD, not too mention booting the CD. The toast Image of the ZIP Archive is not locked so that I do not know if the image is untouched. The problem might be the old Prismo tray or a touched image. The tray boots without problems my burned Mac OS 9 and Jaguar CDs. I even tried a reserve tray - with the same result.

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by 24bit - 2014, July 24 - 6:14pm

I do second MacJames proposal.
Grab everything you can, as long as its available. Combo updates, old versions of Xcode etc…
It may be impossible to upload the new stuff to the Garden´s server today though.
Apple already dropped everything older than 10.4 from their dev servers - go figure...

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by macjames - 2014, July 24 - 6:25am

Two things: It's cool to have the tiger CD version, i keep losing those CDs i don't know why.
Second: Tiger certainly is out of the support cycle by Apple, however it is still supported via Software Update, and updates fine PPC and intel versions. I don't know if having Tiger available here will trigger some problem in the near future.

Panther reached 10.3.9 so having 10.3.7 here will not get you to the "latest" panther version. All panther and earlier OSX patches and updates are still available at Apple, you just have to search for them.

Just for the curious, on July 23, 2012 Apple stopped providing automatic updates via Software Update for Panther an earlier versions. Panther server didn't have the Software Update service, and Tiger server only provided tiger updates (so no way to update panther or earlier automatically). If you were lucky enough to update your mac before the cancellation of the automatic updates, you have the list of the needed security and feature updates for your OS in the system preferences/software update panel. It is extremely convenient to search each update at apple and download the files and have them available somewhere, so you can apply them every time you install these old OSX versions. Jaguar is around 28 update files and panther is about 23 files. I never cared for 10.1.or 10.0 because they feel too much (to me) as a proof of concept and unusable for something productive.

I have no idea if Apple is planning in the near future cancellation of automatic updates for tiger or even leopard. Best thing to do now that all the updates are still available is to put a Snow Leopard server and enable the software update service. Snow Leopard has the ability to get all the patches from Tiger to Lion. If Apple stops serving them you can always point your mac to your server and get the updates from there.

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by Laurier - 2014, July 23 - 7:36am

This is great work all the OS X PPC with their update on cd,i'm still using Tiger on my g4 thanks spf1954

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by sfp1954 - 2014, July 22 - 7:36pm

Leopard is also missing because it is only available on DVD and requires a Dual Layer DVD+R (8GB) to burn. Even as a compressed image it far exceeds the supposed 1GB file limit on uploads.