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    "New" Mac, OS?
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    "New" Mac, OS?
    I will soon be getting a Powermac G4 Quicksilver 2002:

    1Ghz Dual G4
    1Gb RAM
    160Gb HDD
    nVidia GeForce 4 MX 64mb.

    Its only $200 which I think is fairly decent for this old Mac, and it will only be used as a secondary computer.

    My question is: Tiger or Leopard?

    I don't need Leopard, but I've kind of grown onto the new Finder, Spaces, and Quick Look. Also, I might want to use Time Machine or Boot Camp in the future.

    Point being, I would like to load Leopard on it, but I won't bother if it won't run properly.

    What do you think?

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    tiger will run better

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    "New" Mac, OS?
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    Both will run on that system, but you might find Tiger a bit faster with those specs. I have a Heavily modded Power Mac G4 Digital Audio and while Leopard runs fine, Tiger is a bit more snappy.

    In the end it's up to you as both will run.

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    thanks for the input guys, I think I'm still going to go with Leopard because certain features I just cant live without now, and I'd like to use Time Machine as well.

    Thanks!

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    If you go with Leopard do max out the RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfatherrr View Post
    I will soon be getting a Powermac G4 Quicksilver 2002:

    1Ghz Dual G4
    1Gb RAM
    160Gb HDD
    nVidia GeForce 4 MX 64mb.

    Its only $200 which I think is fairly decent for this old Mac, and it will only be used as a secondary computer.

    My question is: Tiger or Leopard?

    I don't need Leopard, but I've kind of grown onto the new Finder, Spaces, and Quick Look. Also, I might want to use Time Machine or Boot Camp in the future.

    Point being, I would like to load Leopard on it, but I won't bother if it won't run properly.

    What do you think?
    Time Machine would be usefull to you, but you can't bootcamp a PPC Mac, correct?

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    i had leopard running on a 1ghz 1 gb powerbook just fine no prob, didnt even notice any slow.

    ram for those is generally easy to find. if you need some let me know I got some at work we can sell you.

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    I think you can only use bootcamp with the intel chips because of the x86 architecture. maybe parallels or VMware will work...

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    "New" Mac, OS?
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    thats a great price for a great machine. I would go with tiger.

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    "New" Mac, OS?
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    yes, you are correct, you can only use bootcamp (and Fusion and Parallels for that matter) on an Intel Mac. I dont know what I was thinking, but I doubt I would run Windows on this Mac anyway, so it's no problem.

    --and i do plan to max out the RAM.

    Thanks for everything guys!

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    Leo will probably be fine on it.. I know I couldn't live without stacks now that I've gotten used to them

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    You can get Leopard, but I doubt it will run boot camp very well. That's just considering it's an old Mac, trying to run two operating systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithTeeple View Post
    You can get Leopard, but I doubt it will run boot camp very well. That's just considering it's an old Mac, trying to run two operating systems.
    It's not an intel Mac... and with BootCamp you aren't running two OS's at the same time, as you are with a virtual machine.

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    "New" Mac, OS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaheadpunk View Post
    It's not an intel Mac... and with BootCamp you aren't running two OS's at the same time, as you are with a virtual machine.
    Unless that is you run them in emulation mode. That just chews on RAM.

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