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Apple Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6 (Mac DVD) [OLD VERSION]

by Apple
Mac OS X
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) 6 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Plug in nearly any device, plug into any network; no configuration, no hassle. Breakthrough new desktop search technology; uncluttered workspace.
  • Advanced OS combines power and stability of UNIX with elegance of Macintosh.
  • Fast Web browser with built-in RSS support; easy-access Dashboard.
  • iChat AV brings multi-way video and audio conferencing directly to Desktop.
  • Requires Mac OSX 10.3 to Upgrade from.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: MA453Z/A
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,724 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger incorporates a wide range of new updates and fixes into the world's most advanced operating system. The 10.4.6 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for multiple applications and technologies. Instantly find what you're looking for. Get information in an instant with a single click. Mac OS X Tiger delivers more 200 new features which make it easier than ever to find, access and enjoy everything on your computer. Preserve your iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight Save your Word documents automatically when using a network home directory Create your own Automator workflows for iPhoto 6 Synchronize contacts and calendars to. Mac and mobile phones Mounts and unmounts iDisk volumes Compatible with multiple 3rd-party applications and devices Includes previous standalone security updates NOTE - If you use iSync, you should perform a full sync with your devices (such as phones) before installing this update -- no. Mac sync is required


Simply put, Apple Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6 will change the way you use a computer. Breakthrough search technology, stunning graphics and media, unparalleled connectivity, an intuitive user interface and a virtual toolbox chock full of cleverly integrated features -- all atop a rock-solid UNIX foundation -- give you the most innovative, stable and compatible desktop operating system on the planet. Period.

The new Dashboard hosts nifty mini-applications called widgets that keep you informed.

Spotlight is a lightning-fast search technology that illuminates every corner of your Mac. View larger.

Safari boasts powerful RSS support. See more Safari features.

iChat AV supports multi-party, high-quality video conferencing.

QuickTime 7 features user-friendly controls and pristine H.264 video.

Mac OS X Tiger is the most family-friendly operating system ever developed, thanks to Parental Controls. View email protection.
Dashboard: Get Info in a Dash
The new Dashboard hosts nifty mini-applications called widgets that appear instantly and keep you up to date with timely information from the Internet. View stocks, check weather forecasts, track flights, convert currency and units of measure, even look up businesses in the phone book. Similar to Exposè, the Dashboard zooms across your desktop at the click of a function key. Your favorite widgets appear with up-to-the-second information, then disappear just as easily, so you can get back to what you were doing.

Dashboard is home to widgets: mini-applications that let you perform common tasks and provide you with fast access to information. With a single click, Dashboard appears, complete with widgets that bring you a world of information -- real-time weather, stock tickers, flight information and more -- instantly. Dashboard lets you play, pause, skip forward and backward through songs in your iTunes music library using a simplified controller. You can view weather conditions around the world or check temperatures, expected highs and lows, and a six-day forecasts of cities around the world. A translator widget lets you translate words and phrases instantly between English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian. And you can use Dashboard to search the phone directory by name or category to display the phone numbers and addresses for publicly listed U.S. businesses in your area. And best of all, Dashboard disappears just as easily as it appears, so you can get back to what you were doing.

Tiger includes a suite of widgets to get you started, and you can add more anytime. With so many widgets at your disposal, the Widget Bar comes in handy. Click the plus sign and Dashboard launches a Widget Bar displaying every available widget. Drag widgets from the Bar to the Dashboard and watch as they appear with a cool ripple effect. Once you have your widgets where you want them, just close the Widget Bar with a single click.

Spotlight: Find Anything, Fast
Tiger introduces Spotlight, the lightning-fast search technology that illuminates every corner of your Mac, displaying results as fast as you type. Search everything on your system: Files, emails, contacts, images, movies, calendars and applications appear instantly. Just as you find songs on iTunes by name, artist or album, Spotlight results take you way beyond mere filename and location: they include all the metadata inside files, including the kind of content, the author, edit history, format, size and many more details.

Spotlight for Mac OS X Tiger lets you blaze through your files and applications and see results as soon as you type the very first letter. That's because Spotlight indexes files on your computer transparently and in the background, so you never experience lag times or slowdowns. And when you make a change, such as adding a new file, receiving an email or entering a new contact, Spotlight updates its index automatically, so search results are always up-to-the-moment accurate.

When you search via Spotlight, you're actually accessing a comprehensive, constantly updated index that sees all the metadata inside supported files -- the "what, when and who" of every piece of information saved on your Mac. Most documents, including Microsoft Word documents, Photoshop images and emails, already contain rich metadata. And because Spotlight indexes content as well, your search results include what appears inside a file or document, not just its title. You can also use descriptive words to get amazingly targeted results, even across thousands of files. For example, to find everything from a colleague, type the person's name. Spotlight returns documents she authored or edited, images she emailed, messages she wrote (and messages you sent to her) and her contact information. You see results in sorted categories for easy browsing, picking and clicking.

Tiger: Your Communications Center
Tiger turns your Mac into a communications hub. Safari RSS for Tiger features built-in RSS feed detection and display. Mail and Address Book incorporate Spotlight technology to help you organize your contacts and correspondence. And iChat AV lets you video conference, audio chat or send instant messages with friends and colleagues. Add a .mac account and make the most of Tiger connectivity with iDisk storage, a mac.com email address, your own home page and powerful syncing capability.

Works Well with Others
Mac OS X Tiger boasts better compatibility than any other desktop operating system in the world. You can share files with Windows users, connect to any network and communicate automatically with other Macs using Bonjour technology. And thanks to its solid UNIX foundation, Tiger offers a powerful security architecture that protects your data from prying eyes.

Experience Mac OS X Tiger for yourself, and see how it changes the way you work, play, search and share on a Mac. Can't find what you need? Spotlight makes fruitless searches a thing of the past. Think you can't write an automated script? Try Automator and think again. Want to share media with friends and family? Tiger's integrated features make it simple. In fact, Tiger offers a feature for every reason you use a computer and then some.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure wizardry from the folks at 1 Infinite Loop. October 4, 2006
I'm a convert from the Redmond tribe, but the conversion has been painless and actually quite enjoyable. Like many, I use Windows machines on the job, but come home to an iMac at the end of the day.

Mac OS X Tiger goes about its business with a quiet composure that barely hints at all the magic happening behind the Aqua user interface. The blocky Apple System font has been replaced with eye-pleasing Lucida Grande Sans Serif. Window control buttons use color to convey their meaning: Red for close, yellow for minimize, and green for zoom (similar to Windows maximize).

In place of the Windows Start Menu and Taskbar, OS X Tiger provides the Dock, a zoom-able home for frequently used applications. Drag an icon from the Application folder to the Dock, and then click it to open it. A small triangle appears below each active application. You can right-click a Dock icon for a list of application windows or select Quit and shut down all of the windows at once, leaving the icon in the Dock for the next time you need it. And yes, I said "right-click," one of the ways OS X Tiger makes Windows users feel right at home.

For the first hour or so of operation, OS X might seem a bit sluggish, especially if you've dumped a folder full of files on your Mac. It just means Spotlight is at work indexing the hard drive, all the way down to the name "Hephaestus" in that fantasy novel you originally wrote in Microsoft Word for Windows on your old PC. If you can't remember where you saved a document or its filename, just type a word that appears within it and Spotlight will display every file containing your search term. Change the dragon's name from "Hephaestus" to "Fafnir" and Spotlight knows about it by the time you've saved it.

Other helpful technologies include the Dashboard.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade from Mac OS X 10.3.9 January 24, 2007
The upgrade went smoothly and Tiger 10.4.6 appears to be as stable as 10.3.9
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mac OS X 10.4.6 April 22, 2008
By mvh
I upgraded OSX 10.3.9 without a hitch....well I did have to rework a few items (drivers for my 2496 sound card and a few apps.,etc...) to function however it wasn't that bad. After upgrading I can now use my wireless network printer. (Yuppie!) This OS kind of looks the same as 10.3.9 but it has many new features I like and use. I highly recommend it.

I mainly use my computer for Music (Digital Performer 4.6) and home video projects (Finalcut Pro 4.5HD) I also use it for surfing the Internet, Design and Word documents among many other things. My Mac is and has been the main item of my home recording studio. (G4 800 Quicksilver) I am very happy so far with this upgrade and recommend it to all G4 users waiting.

Hope this helps,

mvh : )
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mac OS X Tiger June 4, 2008
I am holding onto my G4 Mac. Don't need a G5 to change my whole life and cause me to upgrade thousands of dollars worth of software applications just to conform to the new OS for the G5. Everything seems to work fine right now, so why would I need to change anything? Tiger OS System takes care of everything for me and after 25 years of computers, I don't need to upgrade to something that has to have all the bugs worked out for the next 2 years. I think Apple is more concerned about iPods than making a better Macintosh. I visited an Apple store in Ft. Lauderdale and could not get help with information about the new G5 computer. They just tried to sell me an iPod. The iPod is the last thing I will need on this earth.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mac OS X Tiger - Pretty Good April 17, 2007
First off, I gave it 4 stars because for windows users- 5 star product, but for mac users- 3 stars

windows users- if you're still using windows, you are missing out on no more troubleshooting problems, great user interface and next gen features like spotlight, dashboard and of course the great iLife. Tiger is about two times better than vista ultimate, and combining that with the expensive price, tiger is 8 times better. Even though vista copies many of the features in tiger, they are far from being as productive and easy-to-use as tiger's (not to mention tons of bugs and problems). SO GET A MAC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best OS August 23, 2007
By M. Ivey
Do I really need to review this? It is by FAR the best OS out there (until October when the new one comes out!).
LIttle to no crashes or problems. Easy for beginners on a computer. Won't scare away the timid. Makes setting up your computer a breeze!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mac OS X 10.4.6 upgrade January 11, 2007
Very easy to install. Watch for print drivers that will need updating. So far system has been running fine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best OS Yet January 9, 2007
By Andy
I installed it on my mac in minutes. It even recognized my external keyboard on a USB extender on the first try. Dashboard is fun and the other updates are worth the price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars old and loving it.
migrating from 10.4.5 machine with G4 to G5, and need to reinstall some apps to fall in love again.
Published 19 days ago by Forth Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite OS
Great OS as expected.
Published 3 months ago by Tracy C.
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Lame. Not much of an improvement. Plus, Apple won't let me upgrade any further on my current Macbook (2009). Read more
Published 4 months ago by fierce
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tiger
This OSX is a great software. It open a new way of working with Mac. Unfortunately the iTunes stop working as you go along
Published 14 months ago by binh
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the old OSX works just fine.
I still have an old Apple G3 silver tower (PowerPC). It is becoming more difficult to find old operating systems upgrades for PowerPC Macs. This version 10.4. Read more
Published on March 8, 2013 by John Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars As always, the best .
Only Apple has the proper technology to manufacture the superior software to accent the best hardware . Highly recommended for any Apple
Published on February 26, 2013 by macmyke
5.0 out of 5 stars My Mac is Back!
This IS the fix for all the tics. Mac has such a great product line that the family is hard pressed to let go of our original PowerBook G4. Read more
Published on February 28, 2011 by SimplyMo
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6
The disc arrived well-packaged. I hesitated for some weeks before trying the upgrade. Finally I attempted and completed the upgrade successfully, and am very pleased with the... Read more
Published on January 17, 2011 by John R. Belcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised and happy!
Apple Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6 (Mac DVD) [OLD VERSION]

After years of being afraid to upgrade my iMac OSX with 10.2. Read more
Published on March 27, 2010 by Happy as a Clam
5.0 out of 5 stars Mac still the best...
Even a generation or two down, it's functioning great on my older G5.
I updated as far as possible for my safari upgrade to still keep Classic running, and all worked like a... Read more
Published on April 29, 2009 by Screen Shopper
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