Tiger or Leopard on iMac 1.83 CD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kap09, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    After upgrading recently to a MBP, I decided to use my old iMac as a bedroom tv and file server. Haven't decided whether to do the surgery and add a 1TB internal or just pickup a firewire external yet. Either way, I'm planning a fresh install to maximize performance and space available since this was my main machine for over 3 years and never saw a fresh install.

    I have the original restore media, as well a copy of leopard. When I went to leopard, I did it as an upgrade.

    Anyway, just trying to decide which os to use? Leopard ran just fine, but I wonder which will perform best and which will have the smallest footprint after installation?
     
  2. kap09 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also should have mentioned that other than storing files, the only software the iMac will run on a regular basis are front row, plex, and such. Won't be doing any work on the machine (don't even plan on keeping a keyboard attached!)
     
  3. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, Front Row is a ton better in Leopard than in Tiger.
     
  4. kap09 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hadn't even realized there was a difference! i don't think i ever used it when i had tiger installed...good to know!
     
  5. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, there's actually quite a bit of a UI change. lol
     
  6. kap09 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just took a look on google images and can't believe i forgot how different the original looked. guess i just didn't use it enough to really remember.
     

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