Bets on when Panther gets discontinued (sec. updates)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by torchwood04, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. torchwood04 macrumors regular

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    When do you all think Panther will be dropped (in security updates)? I think it will be dropped perhaps even late this month.. IMO
     
  2. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    I really don't see any reason for more security updates for Panther. After I downloaded 10.3.9, I did not update after that. I guess I am a little jumpy after downloading an update to iTunes that wiped out my hard drive. The irony of it is that I never use iTunes.

    How does your Mini run with only 512MB?
     
  3. theman macrumors 6502a

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    idk, all my friend works in a microbiology lab and all their computers run panther for all their software. they are going to be forced to upgrade stuff then...
     
  4. torchwood04 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Barely lol, it locks up with more than say 3-4 apps open rofl.. I can't afford a 2gb upgrade now, I will upgrade the ram when/if I upgrade to Leopard..
     
  5. gazelleintense macrumors regular

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    I was happy with panther. I liked it. I only got tiger about a year ago because

    I was finding that some of the apps I wanted were tiger only... so I had to buy it. :mad:

    I'll do the same thing with leopard... I will not buy it unless I absolutely am forced to.
     
  6. torchwood04 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, me too, Leopard looks like it'll bog down my mini any way with it's measly 512mb ram, and since I do not have the money for Leopard or 2gb ram now, I'm deciding to wait until at least fall 2008..
     
  7. szark macrumors 68030

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    Apple will stop providing security updates for Panther when they release Leopard.
     
  8. torchwood04 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, we all know that, but when? rofl

    10.2 was dropped shortly before 10.4 IIRC..
     
  9. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    At that point, Panther will instantly stop functioning (wink, wink)
     
  10. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. They'll be too busy after 10.5 to do anything with 10.3.

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  11. torchwood04 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I suspect QuickTime and iTunes (excluding new iPods) will continue to support Panther until at least 2008, though I could easily see a QuickTime 8/iTunes 8 dropping Panther soon..
     

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