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Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332250] Tue, 15 November 2016 20:38 Go to next message
JackMacWindows is currently offline  JackMacWindows
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I had asked this on the Leopard Group, but nothing was showing up, and
nobody has posted there in ages anyways.

I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with a G4 clocked at 533 MHz. I
installed OS X Leopard on an iPod to test, and it seems like it runs
somewhat fine (other than my fan clicking, which does not have anything to
do with Leopard). I currently have Tiger as the main operating system.

Should I upgrade the Tiger installation to Leopard? Loss of Classic Mode
should not affect me because I have a working OS 9 installation I can boot
to. Can I also keep that OS 9 installation on the same partition?

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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332263 is a reply to message #332250] Tue, 15 November 2016 21:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Since you are not concerned about classic mode then it should be fine. I do not know what you expect to achieve with the upgrade if Tiger is working well for you. Saying that, I upgraded my 933 G4 to Leopard and it is good and stable (10.5.3) - Although I DO miss my Classic applications now. Leopard boots a little faster but many people I have spoken to said Tiger runs smoother and sometimes faster on the G4’s. Check some online comparisons. Tiger having all the improvements made from OS 10.1, 10.2, & 10.3 ran nicely for me.

Personally on a 533 MHZ machine I think I would stick with Tiger unless you really want/need the new features in Leopard. Ram? I do not remember what the capacity of the 533 is but the more the better especially if you upgrade.

> On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:38 PM, JackMacWindows <jackbruienne@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I had asked this on the Leopard Group, but nothing was showing up, and nobody has posted there in ages anyways.
>
> I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with a G4 clocked at 533 MHz. I installed OS X Leopard on an iPod to test, and it seems like it runs somewhat fine (other than my fan clicking, which does not have anything to do with Leopard). I currently have Tiger as the main operating system.
>
> Should I upgrade the Tiger installation to Leopard? Loss of Classic Mode should not affect me because I have a working OS 9 installation I can boot to. Can I also keep that OS 9 installation on the same partition?
>
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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332266 is a reply to message #332263] Wed, 16 November 2016 00:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My 2¢ worth... I have a Powerbook G4 1.25GHz running Tiger 10.4.9 and a Powerbook 1.67GHz running Leopard 10.5x and the slower machine is faster and more stable. Sometimes the latest is not the greatest...

JT in Austin, TX



On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:17 PM, Baldassare Guzzo wrote:

> Since you are not concerned about classic mode then it should be fine. I do not know what you expect to achieve with the upgrade if Tiger is working well for you. Saying that, I upgraded my 933 G4 to Leopard and it is good and stable (10.5.3) - Although I DO miss my Classic applications now. Leopard boots a little faster but many people I have spoken to said Tiger runs smoother and sometimes faster on the G4’s. Check some online comparisons. Tiger having all the improvements made from OS 10.1, 10.2, & 10.3 ran nicely for me.
>
> Personally on a 533 MHZ machine I think I would stick with Tiger unless you really want/need the new features in Leopard. Ram? I do not remember what the capacity of the 533 is but the more the better especially if you upgrade.
>
>> On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:38 PM, JackMacWindows <jackbruienne@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I had asked this on the Leopard Group, but nothing was showing up, and nobody has posted there in ages anyways.
>>
>> I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with a G4 clocked at 533 MHz. I installed OS X Leopard on an iPod to test, and it seems like it runs somewhat fine (other than my fan clicking, which does not have anything to do with Leopard). I currently have Tiger as the main operating system.
>>
>> Should I upgrade the Tiger installation to Leopard? Loss of Classic Mode should not affect me because I have a working OS 9 installation I can boot to. Can I also keep that OS 9 installation on the same partition?
>>
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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332270 is a reply to message #332266] Wed, 16 November 2016 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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fan clicking on an iPod?
That is one modded out iPod you have.


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On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 12:26 AM, James E. Therrault <mjrtassoc@gmail.com>
wrote:

> My 2¢ worth... I have a Powerbook G4 1.25GHz running Tiger 10.4.9 and a
> Powerbook 1.67GHz running Leopard 10.5x and the slower machine is faster
> and more stable. Sometimes the latest is not the greatest...
>
> JT in Austin, TX
>
>
>
> On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:17 PM, Baldassare Guzzo wrote:
>
>> Since you are not concerned about classic mode then it should be fine.
> I do not know what you expect to achieve with the upgrade if Tiger is
> working well for you. Saying that, I upgraded my 933 G4 to Leopard and it
> is good and stable (10.5.3) - Although I DO miss my Classic applications
> now. Leopard boots a little faster but many people I have spoken to said
> Tiger runs smoother and sometimes faster on the G4’s. Check some online
> comparisons. Tiger having all the improvements made from OS 10.1, 10.2, &
> 10.3 ran nicely for me.
>>
>> Personally on a 533 MHZ machine I think I would stick with Tiger unless
> you really want/need the new features in Leopard. Ram? I do not remember
> what the capacity of the 533 is but the more the better especially if you
> upgrade.
>>
>>> On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:38 PM, JackMacWindows <jackbruienne@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>>
>>> I had asked this on the Leopard Group, but nothing was showing up, and
> nobody has posted there in ages anyways.
>>>
>>> I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with a G4 clocked at 533 MHz. I
> installed OS X Leopard on an iPod to test, and it seems like it runs
> somewhat fine (other than my fan clicking, which does not have anything to
> do with Leopard). I currently have Tiger as the main operating system.
>>>
>>> Should I upgrade the Tiger installation to Leopard? Loss of Classic
> Mode should not affect me because I have a working OS 9 installation I can
> boot to. Can I also keep that OS 9 installation on the same partition?
>>>
>>>
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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332271 is a reply to message #332270] Wed, 16 November 2016 02:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Off hand bloatware is bloatware.Asking you system to handle Bloat is just
asking for trouble.

A balanced system is always the most usable.Rarely is much if anything
gained by adding CPU load or leaning into more RAM overhead.


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On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1:59 AM, W.Adrian D'Alessio <fluxstringer@gmail.com>
wrote:

> fan clicking on an iPod?
> That is one modded out iPod you have.
>
>
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>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 12:26 AM, James E. Therrault <mjrtassoc@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> My 2¢ worth... I have a Powerbook G4 1.25GHz running Tiger 10.4.9 and a
>> Powerbook 1.67GHz running Leopard 10.5x and the slower machine is faster
>> and more stable. Sometimes the latest is not the greatest...
>>
>> JT in Austin, TX
>>
>>
>>
>> On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:17 PM, Baldassare Guzzo wrote:
>>
>>> Since you are not concerned about classic mode then it should be fine.
>> I do not know what you expect to achieve with the upgrade if Tiger is
>> working well for you. Saying that, I upgraded my 933 G4 to Leopard and it
>> is good and stable (10.5.3) - Although I DO miss my Classic applications
>> now. Leopard boots a little faster but many people I have spoken to said
>> Tiger runs smoother and sometimes faster on the G4’s. Check some online
>> comparisons. Tiger having all the improvements made from OS 10.1, 10.2, &
>> 10.3 ran nicely for me.
>>>
>>> Personally on a 533 MHZ machine I think I would stick with Tiger unless
>> you really want/need the new features in Leopard. Ram? I do not remember
>> what the capacity of the 533 is but the more the better especially if you
>> upgrade.
>>>
>>>> On Nov 15, 2016, at 8:38 PM, JackMacWindows <jackbruienne@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I had asked this on the Leopard Group, but nothing was showing up, and
>> nobody has posted there in ages anyways.
>>>>
>>>> I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with a G4 clocked at 533 MHz. I
>> installed OS X Leopard on an iPod to test, and it seems like it runs
>> somewhat fine (other than my fan clicking, which does not have anything to
>> do with Leopard). I currently have Tiger as the main operating system.
>>>>
>>>> Should I upgrade the Tiger installation to Leopard? Loss of Classic
>> Mode should not affect me because I have a working OS 9 installation I can
>> boot to. Can I also keep that OS 9 installation on the same partition?
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332279 is a reply to message #332250] Wed, 16 November 2016 04:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 11/16/2016 04:38 AM, JackMacWindows wrote:
> I had asked this on the Leopard Group, but nothing was showing up, and
> nobody has posted there in ages anyways.
>
> I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with a G4 clocked at 533 MHz. I
> installed OS X Leopard on an iPod to test, and it seems like it runs
> somewhat fine (other than my fan clicking, which does not have
> anything to do with Leopard). I currently have Tiger as the main
> operating system.
Words about iPod are strange. If you dare to upgrade, keep in mind that
Leopard officially works on 8xx Mhz CPUs and faster, you'll have to
tweak the installer. But that's easy, because the corresponding software
is easy to find.

You can take some other IDE HDD and try it there.

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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332329 is a reply to message #332279] Wed, 16 November 2016 17:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:27:22 AM UTC-5, Dmitry the Zuryanovich
wrote:
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>
> Words about iPod are strange... You can take some other IDE HDD and try it
> there.
>

What I mean by "installing on an iPod" is that I used the iPod as a hard
disk and installed it there, NOT changing the iPod's OS to Leopard.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 533 MHz Power Mac G4 to Leopard? [message #332332 is a reply to message #332329] Wed, 16 November 2016 18:41 Go to previous message
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Do you ever use benchmarking?
Do you keep records of it?

go ahead, Benchmark your prestn OS. And also give it a task on a file to
accomplish like sending a 5 GB movie file to an external drive and write
down the time.

The install your dream OS and perform the exact same tests. Compare. Then
you will know for yourself and no one can second guess you or lead you
astray. You can always shift back.


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> On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:27:22 AM UTC-5, Dmitry the
> Zuryanovich wrote:
>>
>>
>> Words about iPod are strange... You can take some other IDE HDD and try
>> it there.
>>
>
> What I mean by "installing on an iPod" is that I used the iPod as a hard
> disk and installed it there, NOT changing the iPod's OS to Leopard.
>
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