Should I upgrade to 10.4 or 10.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Robofunc, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Robofunc macrumors member

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    I'm running 10.3.9 on a dual 1gig G4 MDD with 1gig of RAM. I use the machine primarily for graphic design, so it's got CS 2 and Suitcase, etc. It's been great and runs like a dream, so I haven't really had a need to upgrade the OS.

    I got an iPhone yesterday, though, and I need to be able to sync it. So my question is should I jump straight to 10.5 or would my machine run better with 10.4?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. 10.5 was a bit buggy at first, but it's much better now after the updates.
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Mactracker says your MDD can run up to the latest OSX OK, but since my single 1gig G4 is still running 10.4.11 just fine I'm hesitant to change it.
     
  5. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    I'm also considering moving to 10.5.5, i'm currently on 10.4.11. I waited at first because of the reports of bugs but that seems all ironed out now. I'm on a Macbook with 1GB of RAM. Some people say I should up the RAM to appreciate 10.5 fully. However, with the cost of buying leopard and the RAM, will I really get value for money. I only use Firefox, Mail, iphoto, itunes, iCal and MS Office. Time machine would be nice but thats all i can see i would use in Leopard. I'm thinking of getting an iPhone, would it work better from 10.5
     
  6. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I'd also upgrade to 10.5 and add all the ypdates before doing anything. Most of the performance related bugs have been worked out of 10.5 with the latest update. It is a really stable system now and should work well for you.
     
  7. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

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  8. Robofunc thread starter macrumors member

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    eBay?

    I'll probably just max out the ram and get 10.5. I'm planning to keep this machine for a long time, anyway.

    Thanks!
     

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