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Tiger on a G3 - can it be done?

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My teacher and I are having an argument, is it possible to run 10.4 on a G3 iBook? The iBook is a 800 MHZ G3 with 384 megs of RAM. I say it can be done, she says it can't. Who is right?

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yes it can be done.

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Didn't we just go through this for around half an hour? Yes, yes and yes is the unanimous decision from everyone in Chat.

 

Requirements

Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor

Built-in FireWire

DVD drive for installation

256MB of RAM

3GB of available hard disk space (4GB if you install the developer tools)

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Yes. And it'll be faster with tiger. Provided you have enough ram.

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Yes. And it'll be faster with tiger. Provided you have enough ram.

 

Faster? Really? Wouldn't it be slower since the features would be more processor intesnsive. I debated getting Tiger for my G3 600MHz iMac with 1GB of RAM would it have made that faster?

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actually the smallest install size is 1.9 GB but thats a different story and RAM helps alot.

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lol does it have a firewire port if not then the answer is no.

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the guy from macworld podcasts did it.

he removed the HD from his G3 iMac and made uh i dont know.

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does ithave firewire :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

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I have used OSX on my Powerbook Pismo (G3-500) which is spec'd less than the iBook in question since OSX.1

With every update ie 10.1 to 10.4, my Pismo has run faster than the time before. Its amazing really, that an old system gets better the longer I own it. Compare that with a Windows PC, the longer I own it the slower it goes.

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does ithave firewire  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x

 

Yes it does. You can find out more about Mac systems here

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Yes. And it'll be faster with tiger. Provided you have enough ram.

 

Faster? Really? Wouldn't it be slower since the features would be more processor intesnsive. I debated getting Tiger for my G3 600MHz iMac with 1GB of RAM would it have made that faster?

 

Not really, OSX has been slowly tweaked to be more efficient since it was out, it's still a pretty new OS. Sure some of the new features like dashboard or spotlight might not run that fast on a G3 though. And you'll need more ram than say panther to run well.

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Not really, OSX has been slowly tweaked to be more efficient since it was out,

 

Is that not really to making it slower or not really to making it faster? And if it does make it faster would 1GBs of RAM be enough?

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Is that not really to making it slower or not really to making it faster?  And if it does make it faster would 1GBs of RAM be enough?

 

I had to read that 5 times before it made sense.

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Runs well on my 333mhz G3 blue & white.

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I had to read that 5 times before it made sense.
haha, yes I've found that I only make sense from a certain point of view.

 

Runs well on my 333mhz G3 blue & white.

 

thanks, I think I'll be looking into 10.5 when it comes out.

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Yes. And it'll be faster with tiger. ...

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Not really' date=' OSX has been slowly tweaked to be more efficient since it was out, it's still a pretty new OS. Sure some of the new features like dashboard or spotlight might not run that fast on a G3 though. And you'll need more ram than say panther to run well.[/quote']

 

Age is no judge of quality or speed. XP is ancient, but is extremely slow...

 

Tiger is hugely faster than Panther. In additon to tweaks to make it better in general, Spotlight is wonderful, I think the indexing may actually help Finder, and the searches are amazing. I would get an app (or figure out the Terminal command) that disables Dashboard, not just one of those widgets that kills all of the widgets or reboots the dock to reset dashboard... actually disable it.

 

And 384 MB of RAM isn't bad. I can run a lot of stuff simultaneously with my 512 MB, and 384 will be no problem for the general "Tiger System," only if you want to have too many things open. And Tiger sans Dashboard probably uses less RAM anyway.

 

And the great thing about OS X is that if you aren't using it, it basically uses 0% of the CPU. If it cannot store whatever in memory and ignore the program, the system will at least bring the usage way down, and G3's are fast for their speed (heh, kind of like "tall for their height", I mean less Hz=more speed), so it will be fine, really, it will run better than Panther.

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G3's are fast for their speed (heh, kind of like "tall for their height", I mean less Hz=more speed), so it will be fine, really, it will run better than Panther.

 

:shock: I had to read that six times bfore that made sense, man this a wierd post.

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