Which Mac OS to put on iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lucknuts, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey all -

    Yes I'm a newb to the Mac world. Hoping to get some simple help with what I would see as a quite simple question.

    I currently was given an Mac iBook G3 900MHz and it's currently running 10.3.9.

    Some software that I was looking to install requires 10.4.9, I'm not familiar with the names yet although I believe 10.3.9 is Panther and 10.4.9 is Tiger?

    Is it possible to put tiger onto this laptop?

    Thanks!
     
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    JG271

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    10.4 is tiger and yes it will run on your iBook. Might be good to get the ram up to 512mb or more if you can. I'd go with that, you'll need a retail copy, which can be bought online or cheaper on ebay.

    And please use mroogle or google to search next time :)
     
  3. macrumors member

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    I prefer the Tiger but you will need lots of memory. If you dont mind paying for 4GB I will recommend it.
     
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    NewMacbookPlz

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    Bad recommendation, seeing how those old iBooks top out at 640MB or so...
     

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