MacWorld says: "Probably Not" to Tiger: Jobs says "No Ads For You!"

Discussion in 'Apple' started by John Steinberg, May 6, 2005.


    "Hardware: What computer are you using and what capabilities does it
    have? On one end of the spectrum, let¹s say that you¹re running OS 9 on
    a 400MHz Blue and White Power Mac G3. Even though your computer meets
    Tiger¹s system requirements (PowerPC G3, G4, or G5; built-in FireWire,
    256MB or RAM, and 3GB of hard drive space), Tiger is going to run like
    a pig on your Mac. Megahertz matter in this regard. If your computer
    doesn¹t offer a processor that runs at 700MHz or faster and you¹re
    running Mac OS 9, I¹d forego the upgrade. Putting a Tiger in your tank
    isn¹t going to help until you get a much faster Mac."

    I've now installed Tiger on a G4/400 desktop, a G3/400 Powerbook and a
    G4/667 TiBook. The wife is in no hurry to have me install it on her FP
    iMac/800 and for my G5s and other G4s, I haven't yet found a compelling
    reason to make the update.

    Spotlight and Dashboard are major league yawns, to me. I've got a
    dedicated fax machine, and some of the other improvements, i.e.
    Safari's RSS, nanny warning, slow trashing, et al., are as useful to me
    as a banana is to a fish.

    The most dramatic speed bump I've noted are boot times, which I suppose
    are nothing to sneeze at when we're dealing with a lot of updates that
    require rebooting, but that's just not going to cut the mustard here.

    In conclusion, although MacWorld's summary may be a bit too heavy on
    the rhetoric, the authors comments do largely dovetail with the
    experience I've had updating the aforementioned hardware.

    As always, YMMV, and some settling of contents may have occurred during

    -John Steinberg
    P.S. I was kidding about the Jobs thing ... or was I?

    -= I link therefore I'm spammed =-
    John Steinberg, May 6, 2005
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  2. John Steinberg

    M-M Guest

    He must have read the thread I started here, "Tiger: Not Impressed"

    M-M, May 6, 2005
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