Leopard vs OS X

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  1. ziggadabuzz macrumors newbie

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    I have a 14" iBook G4, and I love it. But the new OS coming out sounds pretty awesome. When it does, is it possible to put Leopard on my iBook? I don't really get how that works. :eek:
     
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    it's really simple.

    When it comes out, you go to your local store, and buy it.

    It should be about $129.99

    then you install it.
     
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    BTW Leopard is actually a version of OS X

    Go on the Apple icon in the top left of your screen and click ABOUT THIS MAC.

    Tell me what it says by PROCESSOR:
     
  4. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Yes, Leopard will run on your iBook.

    You just buy it, put in the CD, upgrade, and you're done :)

    Unlike with Windows, where new OS's run slower on older hardware, you'll likely see a decent increase in performance :)
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Ahem I need to read the whole post...
     
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Leopard vs OS X is like... Mountain Dew vs Soda (well maybe some of you MD haters—if there are any here—wouldn't consider it a soda :p ;)).
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    10.4 vs leopard=
    Honda 2004 vs Honda 2005
    if your system runs Tiger ok, it will run leopard ok.
     
  8. AnthonyKinyon macrumors regular

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    Windows XP vs. Windows. :) Hot vs. heat. Gravity vs. the magnetic force that pulls things downwards. :)

    Sorry, don't mean to make fun of the poster but it was kind of funny.
     
  9. mrcymru macrumors newbie

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    Member of the big cat family versus Random selection of letters from the Roman alphabet.

    I've got a qu - am I right in thinking that software for Intel-based Macs has to be written differently to PowerPC-based Macs? If so, will there be two different versions to buy of Leotard?
     
  10. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    For the most part, no, the compiler takes care of the differences. For the edge cases (and there are edge cases), yes, they had to rewrite some parts.
    Right, Leotard for PowerPC and Tutu for Intel ;) No, they can package the two together, and Apple have already done that with Tiger.
     
  11. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    How can you pit leopard against it's self, you mean Tiger Vs. leopard
     
  12. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Mac OSX is the name of the operating system as a whole, the standard I guess - like Windows from Microsoft.

    The we have Tiger (the name of the current 'edition' of Mac OSX) like Windows has 'XP'.

    Next we (Mac OSX users) have Leopard, and Windows has 'Vista'.

    So, its Tiger vs. Leopard. ;)
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    no way tiger vs. leopard = win xp vs. win vista
    more like win95 vs.win98, or win2k vs. winxp
     
  14. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    If they call it Leotard, I think this should be the cover.


    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Also, sorry about the quality. I did it in a hurry.


    Plus, I suck.
     

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