10.2.8 Upgrade-Yes or No?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I have a 350 Mhz Blue/White G3 running OS 10.2.6 right now. I was doing some (long overdue) system updating and couldn't decide whether to go for the 10.2.8 update or not. 2.6 has been as stable as I could ask for and runs well.
    What do you think? Should I let well enough alone, or could my machine handle the next level?

    Britt
     
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    tomf87

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    I don't think the upgrade from 10.2.6 to 10.2.8 is that major of an upgrade so hardware should not be a problem.

    I ran 10.2.8 on my iMac prior to 10.3 and the latest update was stable.

    EDIT: You may search for 'upgrade 10.2.8' through the forums to see if anyone else with a G3 experienced issues.
     
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    russed

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    when i was running 10.2.8 it appeared to be fine to me.
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    Go for it. 10.2.8 is about the best that Jaguar gets... (I'll leave the "best that OS X gets" debate to those with Panther and prefer it.)
     
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    Flynnstone

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    Did you have any problem going from 10.2.4 up?
    I tried to upgrade the same machine (I think), I think 2.4 to 2.5 was a problem.
    After the upgrade, it wouldn't boot. :(
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Why bother? Why take the chance? 10.2.8 was a disaster for many people. I would leave it alone. I upgraded to Panther straight from 10.2.6.
     
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    tomf87

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    The first version had an issue with Powerbooks and some iMac's. And they fixed that with the second release.

    Of course, if 10.2.6 is running fine, then it is always a safe bet to stay put.
     
  8. Moderator emeritus

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    There is not likely to be a problem running 10.2.8. I was running it fine on my G3/400 before upgrading to 10.3. There was a decent performance increase in either over 10.2.6, too.
     
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    Sorry. I forgot that. You're right. :)
     
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    Chappers

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    Well I was different - I had problems with 10.2.6 (iMac 800 17 inch G4) upgraded to 10.2.8 and am very happy. If you're happy then stay that way.
     
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    MrMacMan

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    I'm running 10.2.8 right now.

    I can't explain how it got faster... it just did.


    I upgraded my machine a few times, 10.2.8 is worth it.
     
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    Flynnstone

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    #12
    I like you signature!
    If you what it faster, perhaps :
    BRA *

    To slow it down,
    NOP or BRN *
    ;)
     
  13. Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, but it changes depending on my rank (processor), so I leave it alone mostly since most processors have similar options. Besides, you're changing the meaning. However, I use the optimising signature assembler to make sure it doesn't slow down the forums at all. ;) :D
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    I am running it on my G3 ibook 600. No problems at all.
     
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    Sparky's

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    Another one for the positive. I'm running 10.2.8 on my G3-400 with an upgrade CPU (G4-500) and video card(Radeon 7000 32mb), plus an additional 80gb internal HD. My results are solid, for about 6 months now and no crashes, freezes, or any other problems. I leave my machine on 24/7 for the Folding and its the most stable my machine has been since I bought it (4 years ago)
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    Im running 10.2.8 and very happy with it, I like to wait until the .3 or .4 before going into the new OS because of bugs. about to go panther but may wait until G5 gets a G5 OS and then a new machine.
     

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