Leopard on iMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tennor, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006
    Hi all!

    I bought and use an iMac G5 (right before the Intel change). I love having a MAC. But will all the new cool features that Leopard has, will I be able to use Leopard on my machine?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Most likely.

    As far as I know, they haven't released the specs yet on hardware requirements, but there's a 99.9999999% chance your iMac will be supported.
  3. macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2007
    For PowerPC G4, G5, And Intel
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006
    Great! Thanks, guys! I just may have to upgrade when it comes out. I've felt left out with all the Intel and Windows capabilites and the faster speeds of the newer models. But, I'm glad I've had my iMac for over a year now.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Yes, Leopard will breath new life into G5 machines, since it is fully 64bit in kernel and userspace. The 64bit G5 processors can take advantage of all the 64bit goodness.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    I am sure you will be able to run Leopard on your iMac. It's just a question of whether you will be able to run all the features on it, particularly the graphic (eye candy) features. I remember that when Tiger was released, it had a minimum graphics card requirement to enable the ripple effect when launching the dashboard. Maybe some restriction like that will apply for Leopard, but i can only speculate. Cheers.

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