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    GWR's Avatar
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    Jan 07, 2007
    Interior Alaska
    iMac C2D - PB G4 - iBook G4 - iMac G3 DV SE
    How is Tiger on an iBook G4?
    I have an 800MHz iBook G4 with a gig of RAM.
    Can I upgrade from Panther to Tiger without much loss in performance?


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    Jan 14, 2005
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 7+, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
    Tiger will run pretty OK. You might not be able to render a pixar movie on it, but with a gig of ram you'll be able to run it - don't keep too many Dashboard widgets, use camino instead of safari, and don't intend doing any creative professional tasks.
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    cazabam's Avatar
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    Jun 06, 2006
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    I've generally found that performance in Tiger for the same stuff as you do in Panther is fine, even on slower G4s (~400MHz). It's the new stuff that slows it own; as yogi said watch out for DashBoard eating all your RAM.

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Put it this way: It won't run any better, but it shouldn't be worse either.

    Widgets are a memory hog as others have pointed out.

    But if you don't have tiger yet, perhaps consider waiting for Leopard.
    That should run on your iBook as well and even if you decide against it, you'll be able to pick up a cheap copy of 10.4 once 10.5 is released.

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