Ibook and tiger?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by shampoo, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. shampoo macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2005
    I'm tired of waiting for the updates and probably gonna by tomorow my new Ibook and put tiger on it.
    What are the experiences with ibook and tiger??
    Does it work fast or are there problems with it?
  2. Josh macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2004
    State College, PA
    Hi there,

    I couldn't wait any longer either, and just bought a new iBook two days ago.

    It came with Panther installed, but also came with Tiger on a DVD.

    I did an 'erase and install' of Tiger, and it runs incredibly well.

    At first, I was worried about only having 256mb of ram, but so far I've been really impressed.

    Tiger runs really smooth on my 14" iBook (1.33 ghz). I think you'll be really happy with it. It's a little sluggish when Photoshop, iTunes, and Firefox are all going at once, but without Photoshop going it's pretty quick.

    Honestly, I like how it works so well that I am considering upgrading to a gig of ram, and selling my desktop (3.2ghz p4).

    Don't have any worries - even at the lowest ram possible Tiger runs great!
  3. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    I'd consider upgrading your RAM (I'm running the 14" with 512MB and couldn't be happier. well, barring a PB), but it should run fine out of the box.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Tiger runs just fine on my iBook G4@800MHz with 640 MB RAM. It's much snappier than Panther was, and even at 10.4.1 it feels quite stable.

    Three minor annoyances: It doesn't support Core Image (until next rev. no iBooks do), Safari has a tendency to crash every now and then and Tiger seems to be a bit more RAM hungrrrry than Panther and this results in the occasional beach-balling, especially when running several apps and streaming music over airtunes...
  5. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Yep, both my kids iBooks run Tiger with 256MB and no problems.
  6. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    tiger runs great on my G4 500 so it will run very well on any modern ibook G4.
  7. shampoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2005
  8. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Here's the Core Image FAQ . That thread should clear up most questions.
  9. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    its os software that allows the video card to deal with most or all of a graphic load and in turn freeing up cpu cycles and make the system faster.

    core image is needed to get those ripple effects in dashboard.
  10. BartoK macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I have installed Tiger on my 4 year old iBook G3 500 w/ 768mb RAM and it runs pretty decently. I would have no concerns if I were you...unless you absolutely have to get that Core Image eye candy. I don't think you do, personally...
  11. shampoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2005
    So the only thing that isn't possible with ibook are those ripple effects in dashboard?
  12. deetschei macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2005
    I mentioned this elsewhere I think...but I had the opportunity to try an iBook and a powerbook simultaneously the other day, both with tiger, and i really didn't notice any substandard performance on the iBook's part. if you don't mind not being able to see ripples, i thought they handled it remarkably well. :)

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