Which Mac OS to put on iBook?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2008
    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?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    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

    Nov 22, 2008
    New Jersey
  4. macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    I prefer the Tiger but you will need lots of memory. If you dont mind paying for 4GB I will recommend it.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Bad recommendation, seeing how those old iBooks top out at 640MB or so...

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