Panther Release Date ??

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  1. SpaceMusic_Guy macrumors member

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    Does anyone out there know when "Panther" is supposed to be released ??

    I have a Beige G3 (running at 533 Mhz) running OS 9.2.1 and am "chompin' at the bit" to get OS X. If Panther is going to be released within the next 3-4 weeks, then I'll wait for that. However, if it's going to be longer than that, I'll just go and get a copy of Jaguar right now because I can't wait any longer than 3-4 weeks.

    So, what's the feedback on this people ??
     
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Does your G3 have USB? Many have said that Panther does not run on the original G3s or pre-USB systems. Maybe that'd help you decide if you'd rather go wit Jaguar instead.
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I hope you at least maxxed out the ram when you upgraded the processor in that beige G3. Even though Panther is supposed to be faster than Jaguar, I wouldn't doubt the system requirements haven't stayed the same or have gone up a bit.
     
  4. SpaceMusic_Guy thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an "Orange Link +" Firewire/ USB 2.0- PCI card and a Maxtor 80 Gb ATA 133 Hard Drive w/ the "8 Mb cache." Will Panther run on that........or does the computer need to be natively USB and Firewire ?? Does someone know for sure about that ??

    If that's the case, I assume that the "Blue & White" G3 is the oldest machine that Panther will run on ??
     
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know for sure, but someone from the ADC using Panther said all beige G3s were dropped and that only native USB and above models were supported. Whether or not this will be the case with the GM version or if it was just "recommended", I can't say. Perhaps someone else can add some input. If this is true, then you might as well get Jaguar instead of waiting another month and enjoy OS X now instead of later.
     
  6. SpaceMusic_Guy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, the ram is maxed out at 768 Mb. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if the system requirements went up a little bit for Panther. However, what programs might not work in Panther that worked in Jaguar ??

    With so many different enhancements to Panther, I'm sure there are some programs that won't work right and will need an update to work in Panther.......which programs that might be remains to be seen.

    Maybe I should just go and buy a used "Blue & White" G3 for $400.......that way it will be assured to run Panther (Hopefully ?). However, if I do that, I'll have to get a "serial to USB" adapter for my Printers ( I do alot of graphics for Print).

    Decisions, Decisions.
     
  7. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Toast Titanium 5 (most popular)

    there are threads on this - plz use the search button up top.
     
  8. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    i've been wondering about panther too...
    i was wondering if the rumored iWorks and Document are released too, would they be bundled with Panther or would they be seperate products?

    reality
     
  9. benixau macrumors 65816

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    seperate but released at the same time as panther - maybe even in the sj-note. But no, is knote part of jag now? no.
    nice wish though.
     
  10. beefcake macrumors 6502

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    Just a quick question, when Panther does come out, what will the cost likely be? And will there be student discounts and multiple license discounts like there is for Office X?
     
  11. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Panther cost: $128
    5-liscense: $199

    Educational: 68-69 dollars
     
  12. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....make that *probably* - until Apple officially announces the shipping date and price(s), what you see here is just guesses based on what apple has done in the past. When the official word comes down, you can bet you will easily find your answer at www.apple.com.....oh yeah!
     
  13. iJon macrumors 604

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    you are out of luck my friend. your machine will not be supported. also toast 5 does work in panther. it just didnt work in the first zillion seeds.

    iJon
     
  14. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-man says....make the *officailly* supported by Apple....Panther *may* still work on your ol' beige but you may not have full functionality and may need a 3rd party util to get it to install...like XpostFacto ...oh yeah!
     
  15. SpaceMusic_Guy thread starter macrumors member

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    If that's the case, I won't bother trying. It's getting to the point where I've had enough of this "Work-Around" crap !! Guess I'll just have to find a way to scrounge up enough Dough for a G4 of some kind (used or new).
     
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    Nobody's mentioned a date yet. I heard 3 October from somewhere, but I'm not guaranteeing anything :)
     
  17. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    I don't rightly remember where I read it, but I did read that Panther will be compatible only with machines with built-in USB (PCI or other cards don't count), meaning that the Beige G3 is not supported.
     
  18. Stojamow macrumors regular

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    This is not exactly staying on topic but I am a newbie thinking to buy a Mac PB 1.25Ghz / G5 PM

    What is the exact advantage of having Panther running in those systems ?

    :confused:
     
  19. SpaceMusic_Guy thread starter macrumors member

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    I won't have to worry about it anymore........I just traded the Beige G3 in (and a bunch of other stuff as well) and got a used "Dual 450" G4 that I just happend to come across yesterday. Yippee !!

    This Dual 450 feels really nice !!!!
     
  20. iJon macrumors 604

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    congrats on your new acquired mac. that should run panther quite nicely.

    iJon
     

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