Leopard on a Powerbook G4

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  1. achie25 macrumors 6502

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    If I were to upgrade to Leopard on my Powerbook G4, will all the features of Leopard be able to run on my PPC?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Leopard is Universal Binary so yes, Leopard and all the features will work on your Power PC PowerBook G4 (except the Boot Camp 2.0 drivers on the Leopard DVD which you will have no use of).

    Apple hasnt fully dropped support for PPC yet. the requirements for Leopard are 867 MHz G3 or better.
     
  3. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard runs just fine on my Powerbook, better than I remember Tiger running too :)
     
  4. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    My 12" Powerbook (1.5 GHz, 1.25 gigs memory, 100 gig 7200RPM HDD) is running just fine on Leopard. Gives my PB a new set of legs so to speak..
     
  5. ingenious macrumors 68000

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    G4 you mean?
     
  6. atluten macrumors 6502

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    Actually I think at least one of the features that requires a faster processor may exclude your Powerbook, depending on on model. The only one that I currently remember is the "improved deinterlacing" in DVD player, but I doubt this is would hold anyone back from upgrading feature-wise. Cheers.
     
  7. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Everything in Leopard will work but DVD deinterlacing and a transparent menu bar (depends on Mac).

    However, in iLife '08 you can't use iMovie '08 (since it was brought up).

    It's a great upgrade from Tiger for a PPC machine. My 1.5GHz 1.25GB 12" PB runs better with Leopard than it did with Tiger here as well.
     
  9. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    cant use photobooth

    well the effects

    either in ichat or photobooth
     
  10. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    o ya its not idvd its imovie

    or is it both?
     
  11. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i have iDVD 08 on leopard on my 1.33ghz powerbook
     
  12. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    its imovie then
     
  13. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    right G4! i got the MHz right eh?! i came into the Apple game with Intel.
     

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