Powerbooks and Panther

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by iJordan2004, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone installed Panther on a new 15 inch PowerBook? Im interested in getting one and ive heard about problems with batteries and stuff like that, and i was wondering if Panther fixed those things. I hope so becuase im ready to SWITCH!
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Panther is running slick and fast on my PowerBook. My XBench score jumped drastically, my boot times are twice as fast, I log out instantly and restart/shutdown in a second, and everything seems to be that much faster or smoother. I had a few issues here or there, but a few software updates, repairing the permissions, and setting up the network settings and tweaking fixed those right up. I hope that helps, enjoy your new PowerBook when you get it.
     
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    yoda13

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    I have the 12" PB, not the 15, but Panther really did wonders for speed and battery life. I am really pleased.
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    I'm really happy with the new password options on wake from sleep. Great for security while traveling.

    Encrypted home folder is pretty cool, too. It did catch me off guard, though, when I booted back into Jaguar on another drive and tried to access something on my Panther desktop and my home folder only had the diskimage in it.
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    what was the difference in your x bench? 1.33 quicksilver 10.2.6 is 111.3
     
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    Powerbook G5

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    My highest XBench score under 10.2.8 was 108 out of the many times I ran it, but now under 10.3 my highest is 127.9 with a consistent 120ish range no matter when I run it on my 15" 1.25 GHz. Even with processor in automatic mode, it still outperforms my Jaguar benchmarks when I had it under highest. OpenGL is slightly higher, the UI is nearly tripled, my memory and threading is a good 50% faster I'd say, and my disk scores are a good 20% faster, too. Overall, I'd say Panther has given me a bigger perceived speed boost than if I had gotten a processor/RAM upgrade under Jaguar.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    how long do you get of the 12" powerbook now? how many hours of life?
     

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