Leopard stable on ibook G4 1.2/512? Can i install w/o wiping out my stuff?

TheNorthWaves

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I was thinking about getting leopard for $69 with my student discount... and running it on an ibook 1.2ghz G4 with 512mb RAM. I think tiger runs well enough on this setup, fwiw.

Also, I have a legit copy of officemac 2004 installed on there but the discs are nowhere to be found. IE: If I re-image the whole HDD, i'll probably lose officemac for good. Is there any way to buy a full leopard disc (non-upgrade model) and install it in such a way that i retain officemac and all my files?

Thanks everyone
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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I was thinking about getting leopard for $69 with my student discount... and running it on an ibook 1.2ghz G4 with 512mb RAM. I think tiger runs well enough on this setup, fwiw.

Also, I have a legit copy of officemac 2004 installed on there but the discs are nowhere to be found. IE: If I re-image the whole HDD, i'll probably lose officemac for good. Is there any way to buy a full leopard disc (non-upgrade model) and install it in such a way that i retain officemac and all my files?

Thanks everyone
I have the exact same computer and yes Tiger ran well on it. An upgrade to Leopard felt about the same as Tiger if not a little quicker. I did a clean install and it's a hell of a lot faster than Tiger ever was.

Just do an "Archive and Install" and you'll keep all your data but have a fresh OS installation.
 
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