Leopard on iMac G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Le Big Mac, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    Considering Leopard for my iMac G4 (the lampshade/sunflower). 1 Ghz, 1GB memory. Running Tiger now and it runs fine if I don't have too many programs open. Wondering whether an upgrade to Leopard is worth it or will be frustrating.

    (And, yes, I'm separately considering a computer upgrade, but that's a different question)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    After the initial Spotlight indexing Leopard is nice on my older G4s.

    I've imaged quite a few already.
     
  3. Le Big Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How does performance compare to Tiger? (after indexing)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's a little bit faster but nothing beyond a percent or two.
     
  5. Le Big Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good to hear. I was more concerned about a significant performance cut. I can live with the same thing--when I can't, I'll buy a new one.
     
  6. El Phantasmo macrumors member

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    for what it's worth, i installed 10.5 on my iBook G4 (1.2GHz, 768MB) and it works just as good (if not faster) than with 10.4
     

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