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Will my powerbook Run leopard?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Will my powerbook Run leopard? Reply with quote

I have a 12in 1.5Ghz G4 powerbook, will it run leopard? Will it run it hotter than tiger?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking it will run Leopard. I am also pretty sure it will run hotter than Tiger.
By the way, I love 12" PowerBooks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably not core image, but leopard should run fine.

I don't think it's worth the money for leopard. I know i'm not upgrading right away.. no real reason, that i can see. Almost everything that they are adveritsing I can do on tiger..

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macuser9214 wrote:
probably not core image, but leopard should run fine.

I don't think it's worth the money for leopard. I know i'm not upgrading right away.. no real reason, that i can see. Almost everything that they are adveritsing I can do on tiger..

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It you are comparing Tiger with Leopard, you are somewhat correct. Like you said, you won't be able to run core animation, since the G4's aren't based on a 64-bit platform. Apple is keeping some new features unshown, so hopefully you will be able to run those.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
I am also pretty sure it will run hotter than Tiger.

Based on what?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
It you are comparing Tiger with Leopard, you are somewhat correct. Like you said, you won't be able to run core animation, since the G4's aren't based on a 64-bit platform.

64-bit / 32-bit has nothing to do with whether a Mac will support core animation. It's all about the GPU.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iMav is on the money, I was just about to post that about Core Image.

Core Image/Animation should be fine on erudite's 12" 1.5GHz PowerBook G4. It has a nVidia GeForce FX Go5200, which is a Core Image capable card.

Come on guys, do a little research before you post.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say yes. Apple have been very kind to us users will a older Mac, making sure that we all get the best unlike Microsoft Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iMav wrote:
TyPod wrote:
I am also pretty sure it will run hotter than Tiger.

Based on what?


I said i'm pretty sure, not positive. I said this because with leopard, there will be more features than Tiger, and i'm guessing this causes the computer to work harder, causing the PowerBook to heat up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
iMav is on the money, I was just about to post that about Core Image.

Core Image/Animation should be fine on erudite's 12" 1.5GHz PowerBook G4. It has a nVidia GeForce FX Go5200, which is a Core Image capable card.

Come on guys, do a little research before you post.


Sorry I thought I was right, but I guess I was wrong.

So the PowerBook could possibly run Core Animation better than the current mini?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
So the PowerBook could possibly run Core Animation better than the current mini?

Yes, due to it's dedicated graphics versus the Mini's integrated graphics. However, the raw processor power, system bus speed, and dual cores of the Intel Mini may overcome any deficiency as compared to an older G4 based PowerBook.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is good to know, I hope it Lepord does run on my Powerbook. ATI 8700 128MB video card should do it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a mini with 1.5 Ghz PPC Processor and 512 MB memory (hoping to upgrade that, but probably getting a macbook before).

Should I upgrade, or just wait for a new macbook?
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