best OS for iBook G4 1ghz?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gr8gatzby, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Getting an iBook G4/1Ghz for $80 and maxing it out to 1.25gb RAM as a christmas present for my better half. It has a bad drive so I'm throwing in a 100gb 7200rpm. Which OS would be the best for this little guy? System 9 or 10.2/4/5?
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    personally i'd throw 10.5 on there, it'll run like a breeze on those specs ;)
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) will run smoothly. I have the same iBook, and of all the OSs it had (Panther to Leopard), this ran the best. Leopard might be a hog.
     
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    stridemat

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    Tiger or Leopard.

    Tiger would most definitely work faster and I would think be cheaper to buy.

    Leopard would work reasonably well if you want the new features introduced when it was released.
     
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    Ace134blue

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    Tiger...
     

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