OS upgrade question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by VintageMac, May 25, 2007.

  1. VintageMac macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    I am considering buying a used Powerbook G4 1.5 that is running on OS 10.3. Can I wait until OS 10.5 comes out and then do the one step upgrade rather than purchasing OS 10.4 now and then OS 10.5. in a few months?

    I am supposing the G4 1.5 will handle OS 10.5, right?

  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Yes, no need to buy 10.4

    It would surely run it, but I am not completely sure if it would run smoothly.

    I suppose there is going to be an option to don't use all the eye candy Leopard could have, so older Macs can handle it.
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    I'm sure Leopard will run absolutely fine on any later generation PB. Newer Apple OS's tend to be more limited on older machines due to older graphics cards but this isn't really a problem with the PowerBooks since they usually have good graphics chips. I.e. G3 iMacs and G3 iBooks can't run Tiger with all the bells and whistles on due to not having CoreImage (or is it Quartz Extreme, I forget) support.

    How much RAM does the PB have? Instead of getting Tiger now, you might want to max out the RAM.

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