Can I install on a Powerbook G3?

gundam8598

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I'm just wondering can I install Mac OS X 10.4 on a Powerbook G3 300Mhz 320MB of Ram and 20GB HD?

Thanks
 

DCT

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gundam8598 said:
oh cool it will!

Thanks!!
Yes. Tiger will install but; You won't have much hard disk left (especially if you install OS 9 Classic) and it will be very slow due to processor speed, bus and ram limitations.
 

Viro

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A full install of Tiger takes 5 GB. You could of course trim this down by only installing what you need. You could probably get by with 20 GB if you were thrifty.
 

fryke

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Yes, don't install any languages you'll never use, don't install the printer drivers unless you need them etc. - Btw.: This is also a good tip for those with much bigger harddrives, since every update that includes language files takes much longer if you have multiple languages installed.
 

Convert

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Wasn't there a program for Panther that removed the unnecessary languages? Anyone know if there's something like that for Tiger?

EDIT: Same for the Printer Drivers.
 

Giaguara

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All the updates like 10.4.1, 10.4.2 etc will no matter what languages you have installed, install the same update files. So in case you install your system to be only in US English, you will still find the Korean and Finnish and all other languages you didn't install, when you after the update have a look on the programs package contents. So having one language only installed takes initially less time to install, and less space, but it has no effect on any system software update you do after.
(The only exception being the Server edition, which has less languages installed, thus even containing the server software updates, the Server generally takes less space, and the updates are smaller. However, I wouldn't install the Server on that Powerbook G3).

Convert - the programs to remove useless languages are Monolingual and Delocalizer.
I haven't tested those on 10.4 so if anyone tests them, tell if they do or don't work.
Previously, you could run that program once, and after that any software update would still install all the languages you didn't want. So if your system is clearly US English after running that program, if a system update includes updates in e.g. Mail and AddressBook, seeing the contects of those programs > Resources, you could again see all the language resources readded...
 

fryke

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Oh, then let's hope Apple will optimise the update process in the future, as this might lead to smaller downloads for people with less languages installed...
 

gundam8598

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Hey Guys thanks for the help.

I'm mostly going to use it for DVD's and school work.

Right now I have Mac OS X 10.2.

It works ok. It's not terrible slow but kinda slow.

I will buy Tiger later on.

Thanks for everything
 
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