Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to mynameismyname)
Expect it to run slower, use more RAM, use more free space on the HDD, use multiple CPUs a bit better, more Gray everywhere, every setting will be a few more steps many 10.4 APPs will be broken.
Classic OS9 Aps are no longer available, but Time Mahine is, I'd say 200+ of the supposed 300+ Improvements/enhancements in 10.5 are steps backwards
If you don't have a top of the line Video card, expect even more slowness.
I've recently gone back to 10.4.11 on my G5 Quad/10 GB of RAM, & a rough guess is it runs twice as fast as 10.5.8 on most things.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to BDAqua)
As to Video Card, here are the specs of mine:
NVIDIA GeForce 6600:
Chipset Model: GeForce 6600
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0141
Revision ID: 0x00a4
ROM Revision: 2149
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Supported
Main Display: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Status: No display connected
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to mynameismyname)
Not too bad of video card, but what is your reason/desire for 10.5.x?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Too many programs are not compatible beyond Tiger, requiring 10.5 and later.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:38 PM (in response to mynameismyname)
Ah, I see,but it's a two edged sword...
List of Applications Not Compatible with Leopard...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Ran thru the list. Not worried. 99% on that list I never even heard of.....
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to mynameismyname)
I have a friend who just pulled her 1st gen g5 out of storage and cant use the external hard drives she just bought unless she upgrades from whatever it was running on 7 years ago to an os 10.5 or higher. She said she cant find the leopard os, can I ask where you found the upgrade please so I can let her know.. Thanks in advance
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 7:20 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Things went quite better than I was afraid of.....
At the end of the day I'M HAPPY.... My Mac works very much the same speed as before, but I did lots of preventive maintenance before upgrading to Leopard, like running DiscWarrior, Disc Utility and even defragmanting my HD (which took almost 6 HOURS, it was quite fragmanted), all to bring my HD to optimum performance, before upgrading it to Leopard, as an alternative to formating it altogether....
Some of the new features in Leopard I really appreciate..... All in all, I did the right thing.
SPECIAL THANKS TO BDAQUA WHO WAS EXTREMLY HELPFUL THRUOUT THE PROCESS!!!.....
As to getting the upgrade disc, best to check eBay, but get the "generic" DVD only, the one with the large X pasted all over it, not any disc that's specific to a certain model.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 10:48 PM (in response to mynameismyname)
Great news, great to hear, thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 10:49 PM (in response to mitchem8)
* Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
minimum system requirements
* 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)
* DVD drive for installation
* 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...