ibook G4 - Leopard or Tiger?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JHNguyen, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    whoops, I meant PANTHER or Tiger

    I've got a ibook 1.2 ghz w/ 1.25 gigs of ram. I'm going to be using it for school. Just some word processing, email/internet, and music. It came with panther and it has the latest updates..

    Is it worth it to get Tiger for it? Will I notice a huge difference? Things are alright now, but I'm used to my MBP zipping through everything. I know it won't ever be as zippy as the MBP, but will Tiger make a huge difference?
  2. macrumors regular

    Um, are you talking about downgrading to Tiger or did you just mix up your words?

    from what I hear Leopard is faster on G4's and makes them much snappier.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Tiger is worth the upgrade from Panther. But why stop there, get Leopard.

    I have Leopard running on a 1GHz 512RAM iBook and it's adequate, just. Perhaps with your higher specs Leopard could be your best option.

    Edit: Leopard definitely not snappier than Tiger on a low end machine.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    I've got an ibook G4 12" with 1GB ram running Leopard very well. I recommend it.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Get Tiger now or upgrade Ram then get Leopard.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Go with Leopard. BTW ArmyKnight, 1.25 is the max for the iBook G4 1.2 GHz. (1GB SO-DIMM, 256MB Built In.)

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