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    leopard and ibook
    will my G4 ibook (with 1G RAM) which is 2 years old be able to handle leopard? thinking of upgrading but do not want to end with a slow machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellfried View Post
    will my G4 ibook (with 1G RAM) which is 2 years old be able to handle leopard? thinking of upgrading but do not want to end with a slow machine.
    What speed is the G4 CPU? I have a 1.33Ghz iBook here. A friend with a 1.33Ghz last gen Mini just upgraded and says it feels as fast overall at Tiger plus he loves the way Leopard works.

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    These are the official Apple Leopard System Requirements:



    So it's looking pretty good so far!

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    thanks
    thanks for the input. looks like i am in the green then!

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    Requirements only says if it will work... not how good it will work.

    I have a iBook 1,33Ghz, 768MB RAM and are also considering upgrading to Leopard.

    What I would like to do, is to do a fresh install of Leopard and iLife 08, then import all my old stuff (mail, iPhoto library, iTunes library, iWeb library) from a backup.

    Is that possible? Any one done it? And will it make my iBook slower or possibly more responsive?

    My battery is dying, so buying a new battery, Leopard and iLife... vs a new MB, I'm just not sure what I should do.

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    I'm thinking different... iMac, Macbook, iPod Touch, 10.5 - Leopard
    thanks for the input. looks like i am in the green then!
    Let us know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDog View Post
    Requirements only says if it will work... not how good it will work.

    I have a iBook 1,33Ghz, 768MB RAM and are also considering upgrading to Leopard.

    What I would like to do, is to do a fresh install of Leopard and iLife 08, then import all my old stuff (mail, iPhoto library, iTunes library, iWeb library) from a backup.

    Is that possible? Any one done it? And will it make my iBook slower or possibly more responsive?

    My battery is dying, so buying a new battery, Leopard and iLife... vs a new MB, I'm just not sure what I should do.
    I have not gotten around to installing on my 1.33 iBook but will let you know how it runs when I do. I have a friend with a 1.33Ghz G4 Mini and he says Leopard runs at least as well as it did under Tiger and is very impressed. If I were you though I would up the RAM down the line as far as you can. My 1.33 iBook has 1GB. Should be fine. Do you have the install DVD's that came with the ibook? If so, if you do a clean install, just put in the Tiger DVD and run Optional Installs after the DVD comes up on the desktop and select what you want. Worked here for me.

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    Tried to put the Leopard disk in my work computer.... (Mac G4 Cube, 500 mhz, 768 ram)...........

    The Cube spit the disk out - sailed across the room... and I heard choking & coughing coming from the cube.........

    Guess not huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACyMouse View Post
    Tried to put the Leopard disk in my work computer.... (Mac G4 Cube, 500 mhz, 768 ram)...........

    The Cube spit the disk out - sailed across the room... and I heard choking & coughing coming from the cube.........

    Guess not huh?

    Did the DVD spit out? Does the Cube have a DVD drive?

    By the way Leopard will refuse to install on your machine. I tried it on a G4 500 Power Mac. Said the machine was not supported. Apple says 867 Mhz G4 minimum.

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    I installed it on my 1.5 ghz powerbook and it runs flawless. It's actually faster than tiger was doing most tasks. I'm really surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Did the DVD spit out? Does the Cube have a DVD drive?

    By the way Leopard will refuse to install on your machine. I tried it on a G4 500 Power Mac. Said the machine was not supported. Apple says 867 Mhz G4 minimum.
    That was a joke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACyMouse View Post
    That was a joke...
    Sorry, thought you really tried it.

    Like I said I did try it here on a 500Mhz G4 and Nada.

    Got my Family Pack so installed it on my iBook G4 1.33 (Last Ibook before Intel) and with 1GB ram it's the best overall the ibook has ever worked. I am very impressed. Smoother and faster overall. I am quite surprised how well it runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Sorry, thought you really tried it.

    Like I said I did try it here on a 500Mhz G4 and Nada.

    Got my Family Pack so installed it on my iBook G4 1.33 (Last Ibook before Intel) and with 1GB ram it's the best overall the ibook has ever worked. I am very impressed. Smoother and faster overall. I am quite surprised how well it runs.
    The G4 cube I have it work.......
    And the sad thing is... they'll never get a new one...


    **shutters** utterly pathetic

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