13 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2013 6:01 PM by Ramón G Castañeda
jayg00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

10.4.1 to 10.4.2?

Is it worth it?


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,585 points)

    Yes, it adds a lot in performance but more in security.

     

    But why 10.4.2 and not the combo update to 10.4.11?  That is much better thing to do.

  • jayg00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry.. 10.4.11 to 10.4.2

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (270,750 points)

    Mac OS X 10.4.11 is newer than 10.4.2, as 11 is higher than 2.

     

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  • jayg00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    duh me!! What can I upgrade to with a power pc G4 with out killing it or my apps?

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (270,750 points)

    The only further OS upgrade available for a G4 is Mac OS X 10.5, which doesn't support the Classic environment.

     

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  • jayg00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't use classic.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,585 points)

    With a G4. You also need to look at CPU speed before trying to find 10.5 since you need the 867 MHz G4.

  • jayg00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have dual 1 GHz and 1.5 gig ram.

  • jayg00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK then. Is it worth going to Leopard from Tiger?

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,585 points)

    With 10.5.8 you get higher iTunes that will work for higher iOS versions but still not the latest.  It is a better system, however.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,585 points)

    Downside is Apple no longer sells it so you have to find a good copy at places like Amazon or eBay.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,670 points)

    Leopard requirements/10.5.x...

     

        *  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)

    Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.

    Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mac+os+x+leopard+retail+10.5

  • Ramón G Castañeda Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    Ralph Landry1 wrote:

     

    With 10.5.8 you get higher iTunes that will work for higher iOS versions but still not the latest.  It is a better system…

    With all due respect to Ralph, I disagree.

     

    This is the point where I usually chime in with my personal experience with Leopard vs Tiger.

     

    If you are not concerned with iTunes or anything else that may require Leopard over Tiger, my advice is to stick to Tiger 10.4.11.

     

    My G5 Quad has dual Tiger 10.4.11 and Leopard 10.5.8 boot volumes.  I can unequivocally tell you that Tiger is snappier and more stable (absolutely stable) than Leopard.

     

    Additionally, Tiger allows me to run my legacy SCSI scanners (film and tabloid-format).  Leopard absolutely broke SCSI.

     

     

    2.5 GHz Power Mac (PPC) G5-Quad; 16GB RAM; mutant, flashed 550MHz nVidia GeForce 7800GTX 1,700MHz 512MB VRAM; ATTO ExpressPCI UL5D LP SCSI card; Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 and Leopard 10.5.8 boot drives; intrusive Spotblight, Dashboard and Time Machine permanently disabled; dual 22" CRT monitors; USB wireless 'n' available but connected to the Internet via wired Ethernet; FW flatbed scanner; 2 SCSI scanners (one tabloid-size transparency scanner and a film scanner); various internal & external HDs; FW Epson 2200 and Ethernet Samsung ML-2850ND printers; 2 X Back-UPS RS 1500 XS units.