Finally OS X

Microsoft_Windows_Hater

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Oct 4, 2001
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Just while i am installing, does anyone have an iBook 2001 with 10.1 installed? I want to know how much RAM you have and how ur system performance is.

Thanx.
 

jefhatfield

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i have a friend who just got a new ibook with 10.1, with 256 MB of RAM, and they say its fine but gripe about the lack of programs that are available, even now

compared to my 300 MHz ibook with 160 MB of RAM running OS 9, their laptop is much faster
 
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blakespot

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I'd say 256MB is the minimum for a system that would run "well." 384MB or 512MB would be much better, as OS X's virtual memory system does swap out to disk rather frequently in "low memory" situations, and laptop drive architectures are not nearly as fast as desktops'.

I've got 768MB in my DP G4 800. And the only reason I ever boot into OS 9 is to use my scanner--I've converted entirely to OS X otherwise (and scanner drivers are on the way).

Classic works quite well in 10.1 and apps are coming all the time. The sooner you can happily move to OS X the better. OS 9 has reached the end of its life, bascially. There's no innovation there.



blakespot
 
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oldMac

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Oct 25, 2001
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iBook 500 w/ OS X.1 = 384MB

I've got an iBook 500 with OS 10.1 and 384MB.

Considering that you've only got one memory slot open in this machine, put a 256 MB module in there.

The machine runs well with 384MB (though still not as snappy as my G3 400 blue & white) and RAM is cheap enough now that there's really no justification for putting in any less than 256.
 
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