Upgrade to Jaguar or keep OSX 10.3?!

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  1. MorzillA macrumors 6502

    MorzillA

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    I have a G4 that I bought at a "garage" sale and it came with OSX 10.3, along with other goodies :) .
    I wanted to upgrade to Leopard but after hearing that it's getting PUSHED BACK, makes me wonder. Should I upgrade to Jaguar or leave the OS alone. I also want to do some other upgrades (internet, home network, etc.) but I don't know if that will require an OS upgrade too.
    I would ask the APPLE STORE PEEPS but I rather get a non BIAS answer first. Thank you!!

    OH one last Question: Does any know which PSP software to get for the Mac? Most ihave seen are WINDOWS based... :(
     
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  5. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking the same thing.

    Hold on to 10.3, then upgrade to Leopard when it comes out if you want.

    Tiger is nice, but probably not worth the 6 months you'd get out of it.
     
  6. geese macrumors 6502a

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    Jaguar = 10.2
    Panther = 10.3
    Tiger = 10.4

    FWIW - my 'rents have a 500mhz G3 running Tiger, with 512mb Ram. It runs Tiger tolerably well.

    If you have Jaguar, definatly upgrade. I wouldn't be so bothered it you've got Panther tough.
     
  7. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Stick with what you've got, absolutely. Just make sure you've got all the newest software and security updates installed. You'll be running 10.3.9 Panther, which has a much better power/weight ratio than Tiger, so your Mac will feel "snappy" and responsive with it. Tiger, not so much.

    FYI, Cheetah is 10.0.x, Puma is 10.1.x, Jaguar is 10.2.x, Panther is 10.3.x, Tiger is 10.4.x, and Leopard is 10.5.x. Bonus points if you can find anybody still running Cheetah or Puma!
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    This is not Windows. There's no problem in running the latest version on old hardware.
     
  9. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Depends on which G4 you've got.
    There's quite alot of difference bewteen a G4 @ 350 MHz with PCI grfx, and a Dual 1.42 GHz with a core grfx supported grfx card and plenty of RAM.
    I tend to draw the line between Panther (10.3.x) and Tiger (10.4.x) like this:
    Panther: up to and including single CPU @ around 800 Mhz, < 1 GB RAM, no core grfx card.
    Tiger: all Duals, single G4 > 733 MHz, 1 GB RAM, core grfx support is welcome.

    Checkout Versiontracker and search for p2p.. orso... or check out this
     
  10. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I would just stick with 10.3. As said earlier, as nice as 10.4 is, it would just be more price effective to stick with it till 10.5 comes out. Having it for 6 months and then upgrading again is worthless. 10.3 is a great system, and there is no problem having it, unless you are having problems with it.
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I run 10.1.5 on an old Powerbook G3. Do not often use it but it makes me laugh how bad it is sometimes.
     
  12. MorzillA thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I got a G4 800mhz 512 I think?! hmmmm can't remember xtactly!! but I would like to add more ram and MEM. as well as adding a vid card too. and so forth, so from what I have read it sounds like an OS upgrd is not 100% needed then, Thanks to all the replys!!
     
  13. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Keep Panther at least for the mean time. There is only a few months to wait until leopard. Unless you really need dashboard. I installed 10.3 on my mothers G3 iMac and 10.4 on her Ti Book. She really doesn't know the differences really.
     
  14. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    10.3 (Panther) is fine, and make sure it's updated to version 10.3.9. That way it'll work fine with all the latest iPods and AppleTVs etc.!
     

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