Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Hardware - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Mac Notebooks > Would you install Tiger on a 400MHz Pismo with 512 Meg?

Would you install Tiger on a 400MHz Pismo with 512 Meg?
Thread Tools
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Feb 2005
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 02:23 AM
 
Hi

I have a Pismo (great book!) 400MHz with 512 Ram.
Would you suggest I upgrade it to Tiger?
Will it be slower or the same?

Are there still a lot of issues with Tiger when it comes to drivers being non compatible etc etc ?
Will battery life be better or worse?

Thanks

-Peter
     
Moderator Emeritus
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Illinois
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 02:32 AM
 
Slower than what? Panther?

I would think it would be run well enough (or about as well as Panther would).
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 11:57 AM
 
It runs very well with 512mb on a pismo. I first installed it on my girlfriend's pismo when she had 512mb - works perfectly. Of course, more memory is better.

Go for it!
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NYNY
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 12:03 PM
 
I put it on my Pismo 500 and its great. 512 memory is sufficient...though, yes, more is better.
     
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: brooklyn ny
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 12:28 PM
 
faster & lighter than panther, ran well on my pismo 400. go for it!
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
     
Grizzled Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 03:10 PM
 
I have a Pismo with a slow drive (4200 RPM) and Tiger on it. Its not any faster than Panther- but runs OK - with a faster drive (5400) its even better.

Battery life is the same. Drivers aren't really an issue.
Pismo 400 | Powerbook 1.5 GHz | MacPro 2.66/6GB/7300GT
     
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: brooklyn ny
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 04:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by tkmd
I have a Pismo with a slow drive (4200 RPM) and Tiger on it. Its not any faster than Panther- but runs OK - with a faster drive (5400) its even better.

Battery life is the same. Drivers aren't really an issue.

for me, tiger seemed slightly faster than panther (which was faster than jaguar).

all, slower than os9 (but so much better!)
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 888500128
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 04:13 PM
 
it runs better on my 400 MHz G3 iMac with 768 MB than Panther did, if that's any help.
     
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Calculating...
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 13, 2006, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by npeterh
Would you install Tiger on a 400MHz Pismo with 512 Meg?

I would, I did and I do ....uh, yes
Please keep in mind the ambiguously selective general understandings we've all agreed upon...
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2