Titanium PowerBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Graeme43, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anything I can do with this Titanium PowerBook? It is a 500MHz rev A from 2001.. just got it upped to 768 ram thanks to a mate an also got a battery that seems to work fine despite saying it has done 780 odd cycles!!

    Running 10.1.5 it looks really sexy and it doesn't even look outdated! Steve was right how Mac OS X was for the next decade! 10 years later and its still looking all shiny and spectacular!

    Does anyone know if it could run a MineCraft server or something if I upgraded the OS? :D please help lol :D


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  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Upgrade to Tiger perhaps? so that you can have safari 4 as well as itunes 9?
     
  3. Hallivand macrumors regular

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    The TiBook's were, even to this day in my opinion the best designed laptops Apple had build :cool: congrats on restoring it to use.

    Well, as Nameci stated before do upgrade to OS X Tiger. It will give you access to Safari 4, iTunes 9 and a whole host of other software that should work great.

    If your find Tiger a little on the slow side though, (as I did with my G4 400mHz) Panther is always a great alternative. Install Firefox 2 and Office 2004 and it'd be a great email/word machine. Just might be a little scarce on the modern software front though.

    I doubt Minecraft itself would run though, as it requires a version of Java that isn't supported on any PowerPC Machine. As far as I know anyway, wouldn't know about the server though.
     
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I've got a pair of TiBooks and they are great machines. Get Tiger on it and you'll enjoy it even more. Even at 500MHz, its still a pretty good machine.
     
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    I have two old PowerBook G4s one being a 500Mhz and the other at 800Mhz. Both have a 1GB of Ram and run Tiger.

    Tiger runs great on the 800Mhz machine but is pretty slow on the 500Mhz one. Forget using dashboard on the 500Mhz machine..to slow. Overall is much slower. I just use my 800Mhz one here and there when Im not on my current MacBook. The 800Mhz PB is my travel machine so if something happens to it at an airport I dont really care.
     
  7. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I had the 1GHz model! I think the TiBook is the best designed Mac ever :) shame paint never stuck to it well lol but here is a photo of mine

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  8. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I just sold my mint condition 867 TiBook today. I just can't justify 10 computers. :'(
    I will miss it bu I won't ever sell my iMac G4.
     
  9. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    u should hav sold it to meeee! lol I want one of the DVI ones 867/1000 but on ebay seems to just be all dead TiBooks! Sold for spares or repairs! :(
     
  10. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    put tiger on it....

    even my old ibook G3 600 ran tiger better then panther.....just with tiger turn off dashboard and spotlight
     
  11. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I had it in the marketplace for a couple of weeks. :(
     
  12. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I upped it to 10.2.8 the other day! lol what a pain that was the 10.2.8 update woudn't apply then i did the 10.2.6 and it kernel paniced on boot but finally i managed to get it up to 10.2.8 :) it works great now :D
     
  13. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    that's good to see it still running, I never owned one, but I always liked the design of the TiBooks. And 10.2 isn't horrible, I ran it for a little while on an eMac, but I would put at least 10.3 on it it's a big improvement, I think it was about the first fully usable version of OS X.
     
  14. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    10.2 (Jaguar) is slow slow.

    I used it for a day on a 366 Mhz iBook G3 and was appalled at how slow it was. 10.3 is much faster and 10.4 is about the same as long as you follow tom vilsack's advice and turn off Dashboard.
     
  15. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't u mean a 366 G3 is slow? on this 500 G4, 10.1 and 10.2 are snappy fast :) can move window about without lag even tho its on 8mb ram... its a shame that 10.3 is so bland looking :( no stripes or nothing its like staring at a cardboard box
     
  16. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I would put Tiger on it. Tiger is really snappy on G4's. Heck I ran it on G3's. :)
     
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