Leopard 10.5- Will it free up space?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by backtothefuture, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. backtothefuture macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2007
    I've read that 10.6 frees up space when it is installed. I'm currently on 10.4, PowerPC. Will 10.5 free up hard drive space if I install it? Or will it use about the same amount as 10.4? Also, is 10.5 now on sale because its "old"? Thanks.
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    No, I think 10.5 uses a very similar amount of space as 10.4.

    No, it's not on sale. It might go down to like $100 at some places instead of $129, but that might not happen for a while. Being the newest OS to run on PowerPC, most places will probably keep the $129 price.

    You could look in the Marketplace forum here for a copy. You may be able to even find a sealed, brand new copy.
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leopard will take up about the same amount of space as Tiger. You could try running a program like xslimmer to free up extra space. Sometimes this does cause issues with program updates though.

    I have not seen Leopard on sale anywhere. It will be before too long I reckon.
  4. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I have 2 copies of Leopard. I wish I knew what to do with one of them. :rolleyes:
  5. backtothefuture thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll be on the lookout for copies.

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