Tiger Better?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yojeandub, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. yojeandub macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008
    I'm currently running OS X version 10.3.9 on my good 'ol bubble iMac (PowerPC G4, 512 MB)
    I hear that upgrading to Tiger (vs. Leopard) is a great way to go. Do you agree? If so, what is the best/easiest/cheapest way to do this?

    Your help is much appreciated...
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I wasn't super happy with Tiger on 640MB of RAM until I disabled Dashboard. On >1GB, it was/is wonderful on G4s and G5s. You could probably get by on 512MB if you disable both Dashboard and Spotlight, though. That would still net you all the stability and API / compatibility improvements that came with Tiger.

    As for getting a copy of Tiger retail box, there are copies for sale here periodically in Marketplace, and they come on eBay not infrequently also.
  3. yojeandub thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008
    So then, is it easy to disable/enable Dashboard & Spotlight as needed?

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