Farewell To Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

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We’re now within 2 weeks of the release date of 10.5 Leopard, and some of us have already pre-ordered it. I don’t know about you, but I doubt that I’ll be able to hold off installing it AT ALL once the install disc is in our house. That means that whatever we use our macs for these next weeks, it’s the final weeks of using 10.4.

Those of us that intend to install directly after release should probably not update Tiger to 10.4.11 at all, just keep our macs at 10.4.10 and jump right to 10.5.0 from there. Also, in my case, if I have a disc for it the day it comes out, then I’ll only be making 1 more normal backup, as the 2nd will be in knowing that it’s a safety-net backup of Tiger. There also comes the possibility of not needing to restart until the install, meaning that I’ve already past the final time seeing the Tiger boot procedure.

All in all, these truly are the final days of 10.4’s “current Mac OS” status regardless if we install 10.5 right after release or not. But, for those of us that know we’ll have install discs and know our macs can run the OS, it is likely that we’ll keep current by installing 10.5 right after release. Enjoy, Alex.

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