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Cromulent
Nov 11, 2006, 12:15 PM
I seem to remember that the latest version of OS X that the Bronze Powerbooks could run was Panther (10.3) is this true? Or can I run Tiger on it? It's the 333Mhz model with 192Mb of RAM and a 4GB HDD.

I'm keen to use Xcode 2 until I get my Mac Pro. Any help is appreciated :).



Warbrain
Nov 11, 2006, 12:16 PM
I wouldn't run Tiger on it with that size HDD anyway. Panther would be best for that machine, anyway. That's what my Pismo ran before it totally died.

Cromulent
Nov 11, 2006, 12:18 PM
Oki dokie, thanks for the advice.

gr8tfly
Nov 11, 2006, 12:20 PM
Looks like 10.3.9 is the latest.

But - XPostfacto will allow you to install 10.4

Info: http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/Framework.cfm?page=XPostFacto.html

Have fun!

exoriare
Nov 11, 2006, 05:42 PM
Yeah I've been running 10.3.9 on a 6Gb Pismo with no real problems. I'm just about to upgrade, but just out of curiosity if I did install Tiger would I still be able to run Classic?

deadpixels
Nov 11, 2006, 05:55 PM
Yeah I've been running 10.3.9 on a 6Gb Pismo with no real problems. I'm just about to upgrade, but just out of curiosity if I did install Tiger would I still be able to run Classic?
i did a google search and it seems classic is unstable and buggy under tiger, if you need classic i would not upgrade if i were you.

Warbrain
Nov 11, 2006, 05:58 PM
i did a google search and it seems classic is unstable and buggy under tiger, if you need classic i would not upgrade if i were you.

Classic isn't buggy under Tiger. It's just as stable as it always has been.

Sawtoothdude
Nov 12, 2006, 10:42 AM
I would go with 10.3 because 10.4 runs slow under my iBook that has a faster processor and more ram. i have a 466 with 320MB.

Cromulent
Nov 12, 2006, 12:01 PM
Yeah I tried it out and 10.3 with the developer tools left me with about 1GB of HDD space left and constant RAM swapping so I guess 10.4 is out of the question for the time being.

Anyway, thanks for the help and advice :).