1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 1, 2010 6:59 AM by spudnuty
HelloRoko Level 1 Level 1
Hi, not sure if this is in the right folder, but have asked on the garageband forums and got no response, so thought I'd try here.

I'm seriously thnking about buying a second hand Ibook G4 (Apple ibook g4 1064mhz, 256mb ram, 30gb hard drive, dvd/cdrw comb and air card installed.
Wiped and reloaded 10.3.9 panther with all current up dates installed.) but want to make sure it will run the following applications: Garageband, preferably 09, Maybe Logic (either express or pro)and mainstage (1 or 2).

Someone told me that garageband 09 needs an intel processor to run it, but I've also been told it doesn't.... what is the truth?!?!?! I also have garageband 08 which I could run instead, and I can get the older versions of logic if needs be.

I need it to be stable and reliable as will be using it for gigs; I've been told these machones are reliable but just want to make usre it meets my needs before I buy as cash is a bit tight and can't afford any mistakes!

Thanks, Roko.

Imac 27" 3.06 intel d core, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • spudnuty Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X
    Hey Roko,
    Well if you look here:
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/systemrequirements.html
    "GarageBand Learn to Play requires an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor or better."
    So only that feature needs an Intel.
    The overall picture for iLife is here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA27615
    My son runs GarageBand 09 on his eMac 1.25 GHz machine w only 768 RAM and it runs fine but that's a little heavy to be hauling around to gigs. It would probably work fine with an iBook 1.25 and above. It would also work fine w/ a fast G4 tower and monitor but again bulky.
    The options I note would be cheaper and more robust however. At least that's the price situation here.
    Richard

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