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    psychotoe
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    Power Mac G4 466 MHz 256 MB, 30 GB, CD-RW
    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.

    Power Mac G4 466 MHz 256 MB, 30 GB, CD-RW

    Thank you.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple Computer
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    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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    generationfour
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    yeah, and for tiger the min. ram requirement is 256

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    Kokopelli
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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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