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    Leopard on Powerbook.
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    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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    Leopard on Powerbook.
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    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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    Leopard on Powerbook.

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    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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    Leopard on Powerbook.
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    I installed Leopard on my PB with the same specs, except 518K. It works fine...

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    Leopard on Powerbook.
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    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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    Leopard on Powerbook.
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    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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