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Sorry, I don't know what PS means....

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what does PS mean? Sorry, like I said...I am fresh off the PC boat

And will I loose anything Ive come to like about 10.5 if I go back to Tiger?

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Photoshop

Things you like? Well, that depends. Off the top of my head, Leopard exclusive features include:

3-D Dock
Spaces (You've probably never used this)
Stacks (I'm not entirely sure how this works, it was more trouble then it was worth for me.)
Time Machine integration (But there's plenty of good backup programs for Tiger)

That's all I can think of at the moment.

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what issues will I encounter running 10.5 on my G4.
The main issue is your wallet will be lighter by about $100-$125 after you purchase the 10.5 install DVD!

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I didn't realize leopard and tiger were that similar. Leopard already came installed on the G4 when I bought it, so I guess my question would be....
will I see a bigger difference in performance if I switch back over the original tiger OS. You had mentioned tiger is "lightning fast" when that ram is maxed out (which mine is). What exactly will operate that much better with tiger?

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I didn't realize leopard and tiger were that similar. Leopard already came installed on the G4 when I bought it, so I guess my question would be....
will I see a bigger difference in performance if I switch back over the original tiger OS. You had mentioned tiger is "lightning fast" when that ram is maxed out (which mine is). What exactly will operate that much better with tiger?
Yeah, I don't know what he's talking about either ...

Leopard will work great on that machine, and so will Tiger. Leopard takes up a bit more space because of the various improvements, but if you already have Tiger you can just stay there, that's fine -- at least for now.

(how much longer Apple and devs will offer updates for Tiger is open to question.)
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cool...since I already have the new leopard OS installed, i'll stick with that. It sounded like I would be giving up performance by continuing to use 10.5. If that be the case, I would probably want to re-install the original tiger.

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I still use a G4 iBook (14", 1.42ghz, 60gig drive, etc), and run Leopard on it with no problems. It's mainly an internet, email, and portable DVD player at this point, but I'm setting it up as my mobile recording unit (using Traction and a Mackie Onyx Satelitte interface) now and it seems to work just fine.

Would love a new MBP, but Santa brought a new iMac (21") so it'll be a while before another new mac comes home.
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do you think mine will handle photoshop CS3? Im almost certain CS4 will be too much.

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do you think mine will handle photoshop CS3? Im almost certain CS4 will be too much.
Yeah, CS4 is too much. According to Adobe, you need at least a G5 Mac to run that programme. (link)

I think CS3 would be fine though. Here's a link from Amazon.

Also, yay for G4 Macs! I've got one too (a 12" iBook), and I still use it with pride.

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I use a G4 933MHz "Quicksilver 2002" model and for me, it's (almost) ideal for every-day usage, like trawling the web, email, the occasional bit of scanning and wotnot.

The only thing that I don't like about it, is the fans are loud (can still hear them 15+ ft away! ) but if I get the new job I'm going for on Friday, then I think I'll be treating myself to a Mac Mini out of my first pay packet (shhh... don't tell SWMBO!! )
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you bring up the fan issuse...i notice on my G4, it has a vent on the bottom left side and it looks like some vents on the back of the LCD display area. However, I have never heard the fan run! Its been completely quiet since I got it. Should you normally be able to hear the fan running? Also, where the vent on the left side is located, is where the laptop usually gets the warmest...never really hot, just warm.

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you bring up the fan issuse...i notice on my G4, it has a vent on the bottom left side and it looks like some vents on the back of the LCD display area. However, I have never heard the fan run! Its been completely quiet since I got it. Should you normally be able to hear the fan running? Also, where the vent on the left side is located, is where the laptop usually gets the warmest...never really hot, just warm.
Sorry, I should have mentioned that my G4 is a desktop model, not a laptop model.

From what I remember, when I had a G4 PowerBook, about 5-6 years ago, the fans on that were pretty silent.

Sorry if I misled you with my previous statement. It wasn't intentional.
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not a problem at all...I actually was wondering about the fan issue the other day. I had asked my brother-in-law who has a MBP if he ever heard his fan running, which he said "nope!" Just thought i'd double check...Thanks!

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I use a G4 933MHz "Quicksilver 2002" model...

The only thing that I don't like about it, is the fans are loud (can still hear them 15+ ft away! )
WOW...I'm really surprised to hear you say that about your G4 933mhz desktop!

I have exactly the same model...and I have NEVER had a noise problem with the fans...in fact I hardy ever hear the fans.

I wonder if the bearings in one of your fans is going bad...or if your computer is REALLY dirty inside.

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