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    Tiger or Leopard
    Currently running Panther on my G4 at home (G5 w/ Tiger @ work) and thhinking of upgrading to Tiger. Do I just wait for Leopard or will I need Tiger to get Leopard?

    I saw a site the other day that had Tiger for $79 and now of course cannot find the site. Anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks

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    You won't need Tiger in order to upgrade to Leopard. When it comes out, you can just go and pick up a retail copy and upgrade your system.

    If you want to wait for Leopard, keep in mind that it won't be released till October.

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    You won't need Tiger to be able to then upgrade to Leopard, when it's released. What is important is that the Mac you intend upgrading to Leopard has the necessary minimum specs.

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    Do I hear an echo?

    If your home system is running well, if I were you, I'd just wait it out until Leopard is released. No use in upgrading this late in the game.

    (Wow - this is the first time I think I've told someone to actually wait for Leopard!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rew70 View Post
    Currently running Panther on my G4 at home (G5 w/ Tiger @ work) and thhinking of upgrading to Tiger. Do I just wait for Leopard or will I need Tiger to get Leopard?

    I saw a site the other day that had Tiger for $79 and now of course cannot find the site. Anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks
    I just went thru this same decision-making process. I decided on Tiger - if you decide to do that, you can get a good price at yourmacstore.com.

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    Thanks, I decided on Tiger and grabbed one off ebay. Hopefully it will do the trick. I'll definitely upgrade to Leopard when it comes out.

    Thanks

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    upgrade
    I got a G4 with 400Mh and 1.5gh ram, which processor I can upgrade and I'm with the OS_X 10.3.9, can I upgrade to an higher OS, if so wich one.

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    It should run 10.4 just fine. But I don't think it meets mhz cpu requirements for leopard.

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    yea, leopard needs a minimum of a G4 with 867MHz.

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