Tiger or Leopard on my G4 iMac?

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  1. macmee Suspended

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    I got a G4 iMac with a 1ghz powerPC and 512MB ram for Christmas - it came with Leopard.

    It's not horrible slow but you can tell it's trudging along quite choppily at times (when I try to load anything in flash or youtube it can't handle it).

    Would I be better off going to Tiger? I've never used Tiger before - would my experience on Tiger be horrible compared to Leopard?
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Tiger won't help with Flash/YouTube problems.

    I'd recommend just removing flash, or installing Click2Flash.
     
  3. rezatayebi macrumors regular

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    Yeah Tiger is not going to help you with flas problem. But Tiger is going to run a lot smoother than Leopard on your Mac.
     
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  7. cutlassvillager macrumors member

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    My parents still use an 867Mhz Quicksilver G4 with a Radeon 9800 graphics card. I had them using Leopard for a while, but switched them back to Tiger. The performance in Tiger seems much better. It usually has more free ram and less overhead for the processor to handle. I'd give Tiger a try.
     

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