OS X (Jag) vs. OS 9.2 on iBook dual?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rt_brained, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2002
    This is probably a dated question by now...

    Does OS X (Jag) run faster or slower on a G3 (iBook Dual) than OS 9?
  2. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    that's probably a silly question. OS X is a "next generation" operating system and honestly needs a lot of processing power, fast hard drives and RAM up the zazoo, though they all depend heavily on what your tasks are.

    OS 9 is a real piece of work, somewhat like windows 95... it will be blazing on your ibook.

    i use an overclocked dual usb ibook as my main computer with 576mB of ram. i wish it would take more ram, i wish it was faster and i wish the hard drive wasn't so lousy. but it gets the job done and is sufficient that i don't run out for a new machine just yet.

    OS 9 will be faster. OS X will change your world. you decide =)
  3. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    i've been running OS X on my dual for quite awhile. All in all it's good. Of course I jacked up the ram up to 640. I do, however, believe that OS 9 is faster on it.
  4. chmorley macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2002
    Denver, CO
    My wife runs OS X on her iBook SE. While I can tell that OS 9 is faster, I haven't had to recover lost data (usually from unsaved text on the notebook when OS 9 would crash) or do nearly as much troubleshooting and/or maintenance on it.

    She doesn't believe the speed difference is noticeable.


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