Panther on my G3 iBook

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Groovsonic, May 24, 2004.

  1. Groovsonic macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2002
    Near Chicago, Illinois

    I have what might be a dumb question. I bought my 900mhz 12in iBook last July and have not upgraded to Panther. I know Tiger is coming out soon, but here is my question: Will Panther make my G3 machine feel slower, faster, or about the same? I won't bother upgrading if it slows it down at all. Anyone with any experience please let me know.

  2. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    panther will make any osx capable machine faster but it looks as if tiger will be out by the fall and I doubt you want to pay 129 now and 129 again in the fall.

    if the money doesn't bother you then go for it. when I upgraded from jaguar to panther I really noticed a difference in speed. since osx has gotten faster with each release I would imagine tiger will be even faster then panther.
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    made quite a noticable difference on my Mom's old 400 mhz G3 powerbook. I say go for it... you won't be sorry. Her computer was much pokier under Jaguar.
  4. thejazzman10 Guest

    i have the exact same setup (but640 mb ram) and panther runs like a dream..get it!
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I don't notice a difference at all on my 800mhz ibook. I do notice a difference on my g4 powermac

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