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My friend has this old Power PC mac, and is currently running 10.4, its incredibly old and running slow at this point because of the amount of crap downloaded and installed on it.

I want to upgrade and clean install to a fresh version of 10.5 (that is the maximum supported version by that computer). I am having problems getting a hold of it though.

Apple no longer carries the install DVD. You can buy the retail CDs in certain places still, but for a ridiculous price.
I can't seem to find it on any torrent sites, and even when I do its mostly for hackintosh builds. Even then, it has so few seeders that I don't want to take the chance because it would take months to download.

I did find a link on the site I use for movie downloads, links to megaupload and has a download of 10.5. But it is Leo4All and that is formulated for hackintosh, so I am not sure if that will work on the PowerPC mac.

Thanks for the help!
Edited by June07 - 7/28/11 at 10:15am
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I believe this is the model by the way

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Mac_G5
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First, a hackintosh build of the install will not work.

Second, torrent/piracy discussion is not allowed on ocn.

Third, check ebay, bite the bullet.

Fourth, welcome to ocn.
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