Tiger Better?

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

  1. yojeandub macrumors newbie

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    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

    mkrishnan

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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    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

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    Thanks!
    So then, is it easy to disable/enable Dashboard & Spotlight as needed?
     

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