powerbook osx update

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by shootertwist, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. shootertwist

    shootertwist PhilMUG Addict Member

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    hi guys, my gf recently bought a 5-year-old powerbook, its in tiptop condition but still on osx 10.3.9, what's the best update to get? i read somewhere that getting the latest osx might not be compatible or might run slow since luma na yung hardware, thanks in advance and sorry for such newbie questions :)
     
  2. marvinp

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    Install Tiger on it and update to 10.4.11. Just make sure you have at least 512MB or more.
     
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    I'm using a PowerBook G4 Titanium with 400Mhz and 512mb of RAM. Tiger (10.4.11) runs so well in my TiBook.

    other installed apps are:

    Safari 4.0.2
    Firefox 3.5.3
    Opera 10
    Adium 1.3.6
    iPhoto 7.1.5
    iTunes 8.2.1 (can use version 9.0.1)
    YM beta 3.0
    Office 2004
    Adobe Photoshop CS
     
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    there's minimal performance difference on tiger and leopard on my powerbook honestly. it's entirely up to you.
     
  5. shootertwist

    shootertwist PhilMUG Addict Member

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    thanks guys, so its better to get the Tiger and not the Leopard right? thanks again for the quick inputs :)

    and another thing, saan ba ang best buy ng licensed Tiger os x? thanks
     
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    +1 on Tiger

    My Powerbook is 5 years old as well with 1 GB RAM and it is working fine. I tried Leopard before but it was noticeably slower so I brought it back down to Tiger.
     
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    tiger, because leopard makes it so darn slow...
     
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    try to see if ynzal still has on stock OS X Tiger, it might be on sale...
     

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