Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2007 20:01 UTC
Mac OS X Just weeks ahead of its public launch, Apple has updated the minimum system requirements for its next-generation Leopard operating system to exclude 800MHz PowerPC-based Macs, AppleInsider has learned. Apple has yet to officially announce the hardware requirements to run Leopard, due out in October, but had long stated in developer documentation that the software would require "an Intel processor or a PowerPC G4 (800MHz or faster) or G5 processor." According to people familiar with the matter, engineers for the company recently determined that Leopard installs on 800MHz PowerPC G4 systems ran "too slow". Support for those systems was subsequently pulled from the most recent pre-release copies of Leopard, which inform testers that the software "cannot be installed" on those computers. My take: Assuming this turns out to be true, there are going to be a lot of unhappy G4 owners - including yours truly.
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Still on G4?
by MacGod on Tue 25th Sep 2007 02:34 UTC
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OK - I know a lot of people just cannot go out and BUY the best or latest/greatest, but if you are still on a G4 800 MHz or less - that was like 4 years ago.

If I had a P4 1.6 Ghz CPU, I certainly wouldn't think that it could run VISTA very well either.

Also, if you happen to have a very stable, very nice system in a G4 and are happy with it - then why bother upgrading - if you want to upgrade, you really should check out the latest hardware.

I have a G5 1.8 GHz with 1.5 GB of RAM - runs Tiger fine - just very SLOW - I have a MacBook 2.0 GHz with 2 GB of RAM and it runs Tiger about 3x the speed of the G5 processor.

My advice - if you have a G4 - look into getting the Intel platform from Apple - you will not regret the investment in the technology. Then you won't have an issue with LEOPARD - I am worried for some of the issues I might have with the CORE VIDEO and the MacBook since it is onboard video... but it should run the OS just fine.

just my opinion.
Bill

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