View Full Version : what software for my ibook???

Dec 24, 2009, 02:52 PM
hi there, i have got myself a second hand ibook, working on mac os x version 10.3.9,
1.07ghz power pc g4
1.25gb ddr sdram

just wondering what is the newest OS i can put on it
i have seen some mac osx 10.6 but it says i need an intel processor???
many thanks for any help
cheers nic

Dec 24, 2009, 02:57 PM
You can install up to Mac OS X 10.5.8, as 10.6 is Intel only.

I have the same iBook though, and 10.4.11 (Tiger) would be much better, as it is not as resource hungry as 10.5.

I don't know how much you're acquainted with Mac OS X, but here maybe some helpful tips for that OS: http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ and http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/

Dec 24, 2009, 03:34 PM

and then would you just update to 10.5.8 as you said
cheers nic

Dec 24, 2009, 04:05 PM
No this specific DVD will not work.
If the photo is correct, then the DVD is gray, which means it is machine specific, and iBooks were out of production when Leopard arrived.

You need to get the retail DVD of Leopard which costs more than 15USD at this time.

But 10.4.11 will be a much better experience than 10.5.x, as Tiger doesn't need as much CPU and other resources as Leopard does, and the iBook has not that much of resources to give.
The minimum system requirements for 10.5 are a G4 PPC CPU with at least 867MHz, and your iBook just has 200MHz more than that.

Dec 24, 2009, 04:13 PM
cheers for that will look into tiger