Leopard vs OS X

ziggadabuzz

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I have a 14" iBook G4, and I love it. But the new OS coming out sounds pretty awesome. When it does, is it possible to put Leopard on my iBook? I don't really get how that works. :eek:
 

Killyp

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ziggadabuzz said:
I have a 14" iBook G4, and I love it. But the new OS coming out sounds pretty awesome. When it does, is it possible to put Leopard on my iBook? I don't really get how that works. :eek:
BTW Leopard is actually a version of OS X

Go on the Apple icon in the top left of your screen and click ABOUT THIS MAC.

Tell me what it says by PROCESSOR:
 

Josh

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ziggadabuzz said:
I have a 14" iBook G4, and I love it. But the new OS coming out sounds pretty awesome. When it does, is it possible to put Leopard on my iBook? I don't really get how that works. :eek:
Yes, Leopard will run on your iBook.

You just buy it, put in the CD, upgrade, and you're done :)

Unlike with Windows, where new OS's run slower on older hardware, you'll likely see a decent increase in performance :)
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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10.4 vs leopard=
Honda 2004 vs Honda 2005
if your system runs Tiger ok, it will run leopard ok.
 

AnthonyKinyon

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apfhex said:
Leopard vs OS X is like... Mountain Dew vs Soda (well maybe some of you MD haters—if there are any here—wouldn't consider it a soda :p ;)).
Windows XP vs. Windows. :) Hot vs. heat. Gravity vs. the magnetic force that pulls things downwards. :)

Sorry, don't mean to make fun of the poster but it was kind of funny.
 

mrcymru

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Member of the big cat family versus Random selection of letters from the Roman alphabet.

I've got a qu - am I right in thinking that software for Intel-based Macs has to be written differently to PowerPC-based Macs? If so, will there be two different versions to buy of Leotard?
 

iMeowbot

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drochesaunders said:
I've got a qu - am I right in thinking that software for Intel-based Macs has to be written differently to PowerPC-based Macs?
For the most part, no, the compiler takes care of the differences. For the edge cases (and there are edge cases), yes, they had to rewrite some parts.
If so, will there be two different versions to buy of Leotard?
Right, Leotard for PowerPC and Tutu for Intel ;) No, they can package the two together, and Apple have already done that with Tiger.
 

Kardashian

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Britain.
Mac OSX is the name of the operating system as a whole, the standard I guess - like Windows from Microsoft.

The we have Tiger (the name of the current 'edition' of Mac OSX) like Windows has 'XP'.

Next we (Mac OSX users) have Leopard, and Windows has 'Vista'.

So, its Tiger vs. Leopard. ;)
 

clevin

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josh.thomas said:
Mac OSX is the name of the operating system as a whole, the standard I guess - like Windows from Microsoft.

The we have Tiger (the name of the current 'edition' of Mac OSX) like Windows has 'XP'.

Next we (Mac OSX users) have Leopard, and Windows has 'Vista'.

So, its Tiger vs. Leopard. ;)
no way tiger vs. leopard = win xp vs. win vista
more like win95 vs.win98, or win2k vs. winxp
 

bowens

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drochesaunders said:
If so, will there be two different versions to buy of Leotard?
If they call it Leotard, I think this should be the cover.


Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Also, sorry about the quality. I did it in a hurry.


Plus, I suck.
 

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