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Has or is anyone running OSX on these specs? With iLife?

How does it run? Can it run OSX. My main concern really is Garage Band.

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minimum requirements for os x is 8 gigs of hd space and 128 mb of ram, so itll run os x, ilife should run fine, though having multiple apps open with garageband will be a problem cause of the ram, I suggest getting more if you can.
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iLife 05 System Requirements

* Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G3 (400MHz or faster), G4, or G5 processor
o 600MHz G3 or faster required for GarageBand
o G4 or G5 required for GarageBand software instruments and advanced photo editing in iPhoto 5
o 733MHz G4 or faster required for iDVD
o 1GHz G4 or faster required to use HD features of iMovie HD
* 256MB of physical RAM (512MB recommended)
o 512MB RAM required to use HD features of iMovie HD
* Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later
o Mac OS X v10.3.6 or later required to use HD features of iMovie HD
o Mac OS X v10.3.6 or later required to work with RAW photos (iPhoto 5)
You will need to get more memory. But according to Apple's spec you may not be able to run garageband

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mine is only 450 mhz, and it runs garageband fine, then again, I have 832 mb of ram.
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You will need to get more memory. But according to Apple's spec you may not be able to run garageband
I might try installing GarageBand temporarily on my Beige G3 315, just for comparison sake. If I do, I'll let you know.

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minimum requirements for os x is 8 gigs of hd space and 128 mb of ram, so itll run os x, ilife should run fine, though having multiple apps open with garageband will be a problem cause of the ram, I suggest getting more if you can.
8 gig minimum for OS X?? Where did you find that?

I had Panther with the whole iLife'04 package installed on a 6gig HD, and still had some free space...ok, not much, but at least 1.5gig.

More memory really is what you need to run OS X smoothly, with 256MB it won't (with or without GarageBand).
GarageBand can run on a G3, so I'm sure it will run on that G4, just give it more memory...but songs should not be too complex though...
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o yea, I think thats for when you're partitioning a drive for multiple OS's. but panther itself takes up about 3 gigs, more if you have extra languages installed.
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yeah, and for tiger the min. ram requirement is 256
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Tiger Requirements and pictures of the officially supported Macs:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/requirements.html
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