Will a 1.33 ghz PowerBook run leopard well?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rwm514, Oct 29, 2010.

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    Just got it for use around the house, it is running 10.4. It has 1 gb ram. I have the leopard disk ready to go. Any reason not to install leopard? Thx
     
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    I'd suggest go with Leopard. Make sure it's a new installation, not an upgrade. Also try to get 2Gb of ram for it.
     
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    I have a copy of the original leopard from apple, will that allow a fresh install? Not sure if it's an upgrade or full disc, thx
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    My 12" 1.33 G4 Powerbook ran Leopard just fine. Since you said 1gb then you must have a 15" PB so that means you have 2 slots to install a total of 2gb. I'd recommend doing that and installing a faster hard drive and doing a fresh install to get the most performance. Good luck.
     
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    Your PowerBook will run 10.5 Leopard fine. (I had it on my PowerBook G4/1.67 with 512MB RAM and it was useable, now it has 1.5GB it positively screams)
     
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    Davy.Shalom

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    My 12" PB 1.33 GHz 1.25 GB RAM didn't run Leopard too well. It took forever to start up and it couldn't multitask very well. Leopard boot-up time was about 1:30 minutes. I put Tiger back on the laptop and it boots up in roughly 39 seconds. My G5 PowerMac boots up in leopard in around 35-40 seconds depending on the temperature in the room.

    Leopard will allow you to put on slightly more modern software, but Tiger is in my opinion more stable than Leopard. Just weigh your pros and cons with both Tiger and Leopard, give each pro a positive value between 1-10, each con a negative value between 0- (-10) and add them up. Whichever OS has the most points is the choice you should go with.
     

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