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iBook G4 - Leopard or stick with Tiger?


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Is anyone successfully running 10.5 on a G4 iBook, 1.07GHz model?

It has 768mb of ram and currently runs Tiger, no issues.

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It shoulddo okay... might want more RAM though!
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How big is your HD, and how much unused space?
Also, iWork, iLife and a few other apps may not play nice with it!
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It has 80GB, maybe 30% used. RAM is 768 but I can go up to 1.25GB, I'm sure there are more discussions on the forum in the past I just didn't find them yet. I figured to ask a few users that may have had success.
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With the ram upgrade and HD as is you should be fine.... but as I say, some of the apps won't play nice, but it should still be fine, as long as you're not spending too much on the Ram and Install discs.
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and not the grey machine specific discs as they will not work.
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Thanks for the advice!
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I am running 10.5.8 on my iBook G4 1.33Ghz 12". That was the last 12" iBook they made before the Macbook came out. I have 1GB RAM but want to upgrade to 1.5GB. Mine has a 512MB soldered on the logic board and a slot for another 1GB. With just 1GB it's fine for most usages but that extra 512MB might help for a few things. It's useable for sure for what I do on my iBook.

Max out your RAM and it will probably be fine.
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Adding to the above, for what the iBook G4 is worth now, and the minimum outlay to increase the Ram and upgrade to Leopard, to me it sounds like an investment IMHO.
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Great. Thanks to all of you.
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I am running 10.5.8 on my iBook G4 1.33Ghz 12". That was the last 12" iBook they made before the Macbook came out. I have 1GB RAM but want to upgrade to 1.5GB. Mine has a 512MB soldered on the logic board and a slot for another 1GB. With just 1GB it's fine for most usages but that extra 512MB might help for a few things. It's useable for sure for what I do on my iBook.

Max out your RAM and it will probably be fine.
running same thing here with my ibook 1.33. just max out the ram and youll be ok

**Mac Mini C2D 2.0 hooked up to my 32' LCD TV**
**12' iBook 1.33 with 1.5gb ram, everyday netbook. **Both Running 10.5.8**
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