I intend to upgrade my OSX to Snow Leopard, but I'm not sure if first, my Machine?

Machine Name: PowerBook G4 15"
Machine Model: PowerBook5,8
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.5)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.67 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.9.6f0

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Your PowerBook G4 has a PowerPC processor, so you can't install Snow Leopard on it. The best you can do is Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

  • Unfortunately, Snow Leopard will not work on a Mac with a PowerPC CPU.

    Snow Leopard is the first Mac OS to be written solely for Macs with Intel CPUs.

    Snow Leopard is OS 10.6.

    The last OS to be written for PowerPC is Leopard (OS 10.5) which is no longer available.