Ibook G3 question?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by beezr84, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. beezr84 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    I have a question. I have an Ibook G3 600MHZ w/ 256MB RAM. It's running 10.4.11. I'm wanting to use my Ibook at the best of it's ability. Should I take it back to 2001 and install 10.1 and use all the original stuff it came with. Would it make it faster? I don't mind living in the past, i am just wondering if running it on Tiger like I am slows it down.
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Most definitely don't run 10.1 over 10.4.

    Any speed "gains" would be negated by the inability to run any modern software on the laptop. A 600mhz G3 iBook isn't going to be THAT fast no matter what OS you're running on it, especially if you compare to anything modern/currently being sold. My 800mhz G4 iBook was running 10.3.9 as I hadn't upgraded to Tiger back when it came out because I said "meh, I'll get by okay on Panther." Even on 10.3.9, quite a few apps are unavailable due to 10.4 being the minimum requirements for the newer versions of the software.
  3. ChocolateJesus macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    I ran a G3 for a while, and I can tell you that you should definitely stay with Tiger. An OS reinstall never hurts either, but definitely don't even bother using anything before 10.4.
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    upgrade that baby to 640mb of RAM and you will be laughing!!

    also get a 7200RPM HD for it :)
  5. beezr84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    thanks for your help, i guess i'll stay with tiger.

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