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laidbackliam
Oct 12, 2007, 12:53 PM
I've got a g4 powermac that i would like to install tiger on. I use this as my home media server. It sits in my closet, generally doesn't even have a monitor/keyboard hooked up to it.

It runs 10.3 right now, I was wondering if a 350mhz G4 could run tiger. I would like to be running 10.4.10 on it so I can utilize the screen sharing feature on my macbook pro once i upgrade to leopard. It would make things easier, as I would never have a need to have a monitor or keyboard hooked up to it after that.


if anyone knows, i would really appreciate it.

liam



FJ218700
Oct 12, 2007, 12:56 PM
10.4.10 runs fine on my 500 MHz G3 iBook. A 350 MHz G4 should be fine. Slow, but stable.

edit: running 10.4.10 on a 350 MHz B&W too, as well as a 500 MHz TiBook

wwooden
Oct 12, 2007, 01:01 PM
I had it running on a 400mHz G4 and it ran surprisingly well. Just doing basic stuff (internet, email, iTunes), it didn't feel that much slower then my 2.0GHz G5.

tersono
Oct 12, 2007, 02:34 PM
I've got a g4 powermac that i would like to install tiger on. I use this as my home media server. It sits in my closet, generally doesn't even have a monitor/keyboard hooked up to it.
It runs 10.3 right now, I was wondering if a 350mhz G4 could run tiger. I would like to be running 10.4.10 on it so I can utilize the screen sharing feature on my macbook pro once i upgrade to leopard. It would make things easier, as I would never have a need to have a monitor or keyboard hooked up to it after that.
if anyone knows, i would really appreciate it. liam

Yes, your 350 will run Tiger just fine - minimum spec is a G3 with built-in USB & firewire, so you won't have any problems, and other than when using spotlight it shouldn't feel any slower than Panther. :)

FWIW I have a G4-400 running Tiger Server 10.4.10 - it handles my music library (via iTunes & Firefly media server) along with iPhoto, FTP, Mail and Web servers - it works unbelievably well for such an old machine. Prior to the G4, I was using a G3-350 for the same job, also with Tiger - it felt a little slow when logged into it, but it did its job more than adequately.

Go for it =]

laidbackliam
Oct 22, 2007, 09:59 AM
So I've got tiger on it now. Works great.

The DVD drive is busted though. Had to clone my friends iBook drive. Yes, I did buy tiger before doing this.

Was running a little slow, but then i disabled spotlight and dashboard, and it runs great. Thanks for the help.