Question about upgrading to OS X 10.3

Hi experts,
I've just purchased a powerbook G4 and it comes with OS X 10.2.7 installed already.  So, should i first upgrade to 10.2.8 before i upgrade to 10.3?  Or i can just jump straight to 10.3?
Thank you
r6
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ckurt99Commented:
There is no requirement to go through all the intermediate upgrades on your way to a later upgrade, so long as the 10.3 disk that you have is a full install disk (which it almost assuredly is, since 10.3 is a major release).  For future reference, Apple provides "minor" releases (like the upgrade to 10.2.x) in two forms, usually: an upgrade that must be run from 10.2.x-1, or a combo upgrade that brings you up to date from any 10.2 installation.  Usually these combo upgrades must be downloaded separately from the support.apple.com website; the software update mechanism built into your computer does upgrades the incremental way.

Kurt

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ste5eCommented:
Kurt is correct.

In fact, I'd recommend doing an "erase and install" of Panther once you've backed up any data you might need first.

No need to bother with any of it if you've got no data on it yet.
ste5eCommented:
Just to clarify, I'd recommend starting with a clean install of Panther in your case and there is no minimum OS version requirement to install Panther.
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R6Author Commented:
Hi Kurt and ste5e,
first of all, i'd like to thank you guys for answering my question!
Thank you for all the above comments.

just got one more question regarding to the upgrading procedure.  I am given 3 Panther install disc, however the computer didnt ask for the third disc and went straight to the registration part after disc 2 was installed.  Is that the case?

Thank you
r6
ckurt99Commented:
The third disk contains developer tools, which you aren't required to install.  Most people won't need them, so unless you plan to start writing OS X software you can ignore the third disk.
ste5eCommented:
R6,

Yes.  You'll only be asked for the third disk if you do a custom install and select some of the extras.  This is perfectly normal.

ste5e
MaxQCommented:
Do install the 10.3.1 Updater as soon as you can, especially if you use external firewire drives and/or plan on using the FileVault feature on your PowerBook.  There are some kind of nasty bugs (nasty meaning "data loss") that 10.3.1 is supposed to fix.
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