Anyone running Tiger on a macbook that came with Leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigPrince, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    Anyone running Tiger on a macbook that came with Leopard?

    If so, have you had any issues, such as network over Ethernet.

  2. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    I cant imagine many people stating that they have. However, I dont see how or why there should be a problem.

    The internals of the Macbooks havent changed much since they were introduced. Honestly, I dont think there would be an issue
  3. J@ffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
    I've posted this myself at least once and others have said it too, but machines almost always run the OS they shipped with, and that OS only. So if your MacBook ships with 10.5.2, not only will it not run Tiger, it won't even run 10.5.1 or 10.5. It's purely a matter of Apple only writing drivers for new hardware (the X3100, Penyrn-ness) with Leopard compatibility in mind. Either I read on here (or been told— probably both) that people buying Mac Pros that shipped with Leopard could jump up and down to Apple and get a set of compatible Tiger discs for those machines. I know for a fact a large company tried this with a set of previous gen MacBooks (the 2.0/2.2 SR ones) and were told in no uncertain terms to get lost. I suspect the Mac Pro situation was a sop to pro customers with specialised software (Logic plugins, FCP hardware, etc), but it's still silly for them. Not that they're not busy at the moment, mind!

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