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    Justin Cope's Avatar
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    Nov 10, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    2003 17" Powerbook G4 1ghz, 1GB ram, 60GB hdd.
    Question Leopard on Powerbook.
    I have a Powerbook G4 1ghz with 1gb of ram. I have Tiger right now... Should I move up to leopard? Would it be faster, slower, would it be worth it. I usually record music with Audacity and Garageband and edit photos with photoshop CS2. Anyone have any experience with putting Leopard on a machine this old?
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    macinjosh's Avatar
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    Aug 20, 2007
    Chicago Suburbs
    2.0 GHz Macbook, 2.5 gb ram, 80 gb hd, 120 gb external drive,10.5...8 gb iPod Touch
    I'm pretty sure anything that is PPC and upgraded to leopard will make it a tad slower. But on the other hand, if you see a feature in leopard that looks like you must have, than you should upgrade. Audacity and Garageband should work just fine under leopard, but I'm not 100% positive about CS2. To answer you last question, I didn't install it on something that old, but I did install it on my macbook and everything works smoothly. Hope that helped!

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    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    While we are on the same topic, what say about iBook G4 1.33Ghz with 512MB RAM? Will it take Leopard okay?

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    powermacj7's Avatar
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    Mar 22, 2007
    NY NY
    iMac Duo White
    I installed Leopard on my PB with the same specs, except 518K. It works fine...

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    Jun 03, 2006
    Denver Colorado
    2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo MBP, iPhone 5, iPad 3
    I put leopard on my 1.67 ghz PB with 2 gigs of ram and it seems to run just as fast as it did when I had tiger on it.

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    MACGIRL34's Avatar
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    Sep 01, 2007
    24" iMac 2.8 GHZ/2GB/320GB/Leopard
    I have a powerbook 1.33ghz and it runs great with leopard on it. I would suggest waiting for the 10.5.1 version if you do decide to upgrade...too many bugs now...
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