Tiger on Mac Pro (Early 2008)

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Installing Tiger on Mac Pro (Early 2008) is surprisingly possible. This contrary to the fact that Apple states not to install an older version of OS X than what ships with your computer. [1]

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Requirements

The only requirements is that you need an Aluminum iMac (Mid 2007) that shipped with Tiger. Update this iMac to the latest version of Mac OS X Tiger. From this iMac you can create an image using NetRestore or you can clone from it using SuperDuper! via Target Disk Mode.

Driver Note

The Aluminum iMac (Mid 2007) is needed in order to have the Radeon HD 2600 drivers for Tiger. These drivers can more then likely be extracted from the driver update package but this needs to be confirmed and documented.

Hardware Support

Running Mac OS X Tiger requires the use of the ATI HD2600 XT as the video card. All of the other stock hardware in the Mac Pro (Early 2008) appears to function normally short of the video card limitation.

Application Support

MacRumors user postguru reports a wide range of applications in working condition.

Adobe Creative Suite CS

  • Adobe Illustrator CS
  • Adobe InDesign CS
  • Adobe ImageReady CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS

Adobe Creative Suite CS2

  • Adobe Illustrator CS2
  • Adobe InDesign CS2
  • Adobe ImageReady CS2
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2

Adobe Creative Suite CS3

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 8
  • Adobe After Effects CS3
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Adobe Fireworks CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
  • Adobe Soundbooth CS3
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
  • Macromedia Fireworks 8
  • Macromedia Flash 8

Final Cut Studio

  • DVD Studio Pro 4.1.2
  • Final Cut Pro 5.1.4
  • LiveType 2.1
  • Motion 2.1.2
  • Soundtrack Pro 1.1

iLife '08

  • iCal 2.0.5
  • iChat 3.1.9
  • iDVD 7.0.1
  • iMovie 7.1.1
  • iPhoto 7.1.1
  • iSync 2.4
  • iTunes 7.6
  • iWeb 2.0.2

iWork '08

  • Keynote 4.0.1
  • Numbers 1.0.1
  • Pages 3.0.1

Macromedia Studio MX 2004

  • Dreamweaver MX 2004
  • Fireworks MX 2004
  • Flash MX 2004
  • Freehand MX 11.0.1


Microsoft Office 2004

  • Entourage 11.1.0
  • Excel 11.1.0
  • PowerPoint 11.1.0
  • Word 11.1.0

Miscellaneous

  • Adobe After Effects 6.5
  • Adobe Premiere 6.5 (Often hangs up on rendering)
  • AOL Desktop v1.0b (beta)
  • AppleWorks 6
  • Art Directors Toolkit 3
  • Art Directors Toolkit 4
  • Boris FX 8.0
  • Boris Graffiti 4.0
  • Bryce5.5
  • Carrara 5 Pro
  • DiskWarrior 4
  • Fetch 5.2
  • FileMaker Pro 6.0v1
  • Firefox 2.0.0.11
  • Font Reserve 3.1.4 and Auto-Activation Plug-Ins for Adobe Apps
  • Graphite v7 (Ashlar drafting program - GREAT PROGRAM!)
  • NetBarrier X4 10.4.1
  • Netscape 7.2
  • OmniPage Pro X
  • PCalc 2.2.3A
  • Personal Backup X4 10.4.8
  • Picture Controller 300 (for Canopus ADVC-300 DV Converter)
  • Poser 7.0.0.71
  • QuarkXPress 6.1 (it crashes on Quit but has always done that)
  • QuickBooks Pro 6
  • Quicken 2004
  • Retrospect 6.1.138
  • Toast Titanium 5.2.3
  • Toast Titanium 6
  • The Logo Creator 3.5
  • TechTool Pro 4.5.3
  • Wacom Tablet v6.0.5-3 (for Graphire Graphics Tablet)

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