Jaguar vs Panther

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by zodiac, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. zodiac macrumors member

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    Whats better in both OS's. Is there anything in Jaguar thats better than panther. What do you prefer?
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Panther: Exposé, Safari, Mail, Preview, XCode, fast user switching, X11 plus much more (see http://www.apple.com/macosx/newfeatures/ for all new features)
    Jaguar: Networking (IMO), some people also prefer Jaguar's Finder

    Hopefully 10.3.3 will improve Panther's networking, and you can turn off the sidebar and/or toolbar in Finder windows. Overall, Panther is definately better, but whether it's worth the cost is debatable.
     
  3. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Of course Panther is better, but it also eats more RAM. Run Panther if you have a decent amount of RAM (384MB and up) and Jaguar if you have around 128MB.

    I noticed this because Jaguar would stay very snappy all the time under 128MB RAM on my 400mhz iMac. Panther is a whole nother story - I'm running it now, and it gets pretty sluggish sometimes. And to those reinstall freaks out there, this has remained true for several fresh installations.
     

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