Info on Leopard running on G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by belf8st, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. belf8st macrumors member

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    Does anybody know if it has been confirmed that Leopard will support the previous hardware models such as the power mac g5?

    I'm in a situation where I could get a great deal for a dual power mac g5. I'd like to pull the trigger, but only if the next release will support the hardware.

    If you had your choice between a dual 1.8 powermac/2GB of RAM or a first revision intel imac, which would you choose?

    Thanks,

    cf
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Leopard will run fine on a G5,

    Depends on the specs of the Intel iMac, but it is not as easy as that, do you just want raw speed or upgradability or screen space, etc.
     
  3. gameguy3001 macrumors member

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    The system requirements haven't been confirmed yet for leopard but i doubt that it wouldn't work on a powermac g5.
     
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Leopard will be Universal.

    It will run on G4's all the way to the most recent Intels.

    PPC will drift away but that will take a few more years.
     
  5. mags631 Guest

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    From Apple's web-site:
    Not sure what you intend to use your Mac for, but I'd recommend getting an Intel based machine -- Apple and vendors are focused on it as a platform and you'll probably see better longevity with it.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I'm guessing it will run (badly and unsupported) even on G3 processors :)
     
  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    One would think even the next major OS would work on a G5. G4 may get a bit old, but Apple does seem to support older computers for a while on the new OS's.
     
  8. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Tiger supports G3's with firewire still so I don't see why Leopard would ditch all these generations of machines in favor of Intel.
     

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