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    Dipping my toe with a g4 ibook

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    Dipping my toe with a g4 ibook
    I have just bought a 2nd user ibook to see if I could live with mac (again)

    Anyways, Its a g4 and I want to run the best os possible on it - so far I have found out I can't use the latest and greatest version as it requires the intel duel core cpu..so....

    whats the next best thing and what would the system requirements be?

    many thanks
    Andy

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    Dipping my toe with a g4 ibook
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    You didn't say which year model the iBook G4 was but if it was a 2005 model (was discontinued in May 2006) you can upgrade the OS to Leopard 10.5.8.

    However, along with that I would advise maxing out the memory to 1.5 GB. The machine should already have 512 MB on the logic board which means you would need to add 1 GB.

    You might also want to upgrade the hard drive while you're at it. Not an easy job on an iBook but doable.

    Regards.

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    Dipping my toe with a g4 ibook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Jeffries View Post
    I have just bought a 2nd user ibook to see if I could live with mac (again)

    Anyways, Its a g4 and I want to run the best os possible on it - so far I have found out I can't use the latest and greatest version as it requires the intel duel core cpu..so....

    whats the next best thing and what would the system requirements be?

    many thanks
    Andy
    I think 10.5.4 is the latest version that can run on the PowerPC???

    can somebody confirm?

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