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    Came across this news:
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...z_systems.html

    Resource hungry like vista? but definitely a good excuse to upgrade to a new mac when it launches.

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    Default Re: Leapord not supported in older G4s??

    i am waiting for leopard b4 i replace my trusty G4 to rest

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    It's not exactly unexpected, as they've been making more applications that required more resources. QuickTime has required a strong G4 for H.264 and other, newer video functionality and iChat also needs a bigger machine to conference. iMovie '08, released recently, doesn't run on G4 processors at all.

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    My notebook only got 1gb RAM. Can run Leoppard or not???

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    Aost importantly, apple is trying to ditch their legacy G-series code for a pure x86 implementation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    My notebook only got 1gb RAM. Can run Leoppard or not???
    I would certainly upgrade it to 1.5 GB or more. No one knows the final requirements yet unless Apple have finished their release candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    No one knows the final requirements yet unless Apple have finished their release candidate.

    Why no one knows? The maker already made the announcement so surely u can expect the older sys will not be optimised. I think apple wants to streamline the codes for Intel architecture, otherwise their software is going to remain less efficient becos of backward compatibilities policy.

    This advancing phase is inevitable, dun think anyone desires to run OS X on a G3 imac anymore right? (not talking abt able to run, but run it productively) Besides, the G4 is already a pretty old machine, long due for a replacement liao.

    UNLEASH THE BUY-RUS!!

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    I think it's not easy to maintain 2 platform codes. I dun think it's so simple as 1 code, just compile into different platforms can liao...sure lots of things to consider which we outsiders dunno one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightpiper View Post
    Why no one knows? The maker already made the announcement so surely u can expect the older sys will not be optimised. I think apple wants to streamline the codes for Intel architecture, otherwise their software is going to remain less efficient becos of backward compatibilities policy.

    This advancing phase is inevitable, dun think anyone desires to run OS X on a G3 imac anymore right? (not talking abt able to run, but run it productively) Besides, the G4 is already a pretty old machine, long due for a replacement liao.

    UNLEASH THE BUY-RUS!!
    Since they were just selling the PowerBook G4 and iBook G4 about 1.5 years ago, they won't stop them until 10.6 most likely but anything with a G3 won't be able to run 10.5 and many of the G4s.

    Macs tend to last a very long time and in the publishing business they seem to hang on forever, mainly because some customer is too cheap to upgrade. Even after 5+ years of Mac OS X, some companies are still holding on to Quark XPress 3.31 or 4.11 running on Mac OS 9 on a Quadra series machine, though they're now the few.

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    Holding onto the last incarnation of the iBook G4.

    Dun think I'll upgrade it anytime soon until it dies on me completely. At least for now, Photoshop CS2 still runs decently well.

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    Default Re: Leapord not supported in older G4s??

    I also have a Mac Mini 1.42ghz with only 512 ram.

    Jia lat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    I also have a Mac Mini 1.42ghz with only 512 ram.

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    If u can live without the upgrade, live with it.

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    Default Re: Leapord not supported in older G4s??

    btw do you know how old the older G4s are?

    mine is at least 7-10 years old
    time for a replacement

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    another interesting bit for the older mac users. apparently there's a work around.

    have a read, its a little more techie than i thot:
    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...lderly-leopard


    now we know what apple is doing to "lock" those unsupported macs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Holding onto the last incarnation of the iBook G4.

    Dun think I'll upgrade it anytime soon until it dies on me completely. At least for now, Photoshop CS2 still runs decently well.
    CS2 can run decently well in iBook???

    I find my Safari on my iBook very slow. I cannot imagine if I have CS2 running in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    btw do you know how old the older G4s are?

    mine is at least 7-10 years old
    time for a replacement
    7-10 years still can run??? I thought electronics stuff, after 4 years will be spoilt???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    btw do you know how old the older G4s are?

    mine is at least 7-10 years old
    time for a replacement
    The PowerMac G4 line arrived around early 2000.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    7-10 years still can run??? I thought electronics stuff, after 4 years will be spoilt???
    I'm still using my PowerComputing Mac clone from 1995 and my Atari 8-bit machine from the 1980s, not to mention quite a few other things. When things are built well, they last.

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