iBook Model #M6497 OS Compatibility

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chelseamydear, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. chelseamydear macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2007
    I just got an iBook [Model #M6497], it's currently working on a 9. something OS, I was wondering what would be the most recent OS I could use on it? I'm new to Mac and need a little help figuring this out.

    Thanks much.
  2. beginnersview macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2006
    SF Bay area
    you can install:
    - Jaguar (not recommended, too old),
    - Panther (10.3.9 is a good, solid version, still supported by many softwares, I provide support to several users on 10.3.9),
    - or Tiger (will most likely run somewhat slower than Panther because of indexing overhead).

    No leopard (processor is too old, too slow, falls below Apple's minimum for leopard.)

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