Impressed!

Posted:
in macOS edited January 2014
Just wanted to point out: I installed Leopard on my mothers 17" Core Duo iMac with 512 MB. I thought: this ain't going to be fast! But I was impressed to see fast window resizing, a speedy Finder and little beach ball spinning.



So for people with the bare minimal memory specs; it will work, unlike Windows Vista which crawls on the same specs.

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  • Reply 1 of 10
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    Can you quantify how "snappy" it is? On a scale from 0-100 with 10.4 being a 50?





  • Reply 2 of 10
    51?



    no..joking...

    75



    but it's a little buggy for me just now

    and you have this confirmed by the tons of updates that Apple throwin' out!
  • Reply 3 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ngigliet View Post


    51?



    no..joking...

    75



    but it's a little buggy for me just now

    and you have this confirmed by the tons of updates that Apple throwin' out!



    I sure would recommend more memory. Even 1 GB total would amaze you.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ibook911 View Post


    I sure would recommend more memory. Even 1 GB total would amaze you.



    Man, I recently put on 2 gigs!!!!

    thanks a lot...but...Front row keeps crashing!...

    but it seems a "natural" issue of F/R 2.0...
  • Reply 5 of 10
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,125member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dacloo View Post


    Just wanted to point out: I installed Leopard on my mothers 17" Core Duo iMac with 512 MB. I thought: this ain't going to be fast! But I was impressed to see fast window resizing, a speedy Finder and little beach ball spinning.



    So for people with the bare minimal memory specs; it will work, unlike Windows Vista which crawls on the same specs.



    Hmmm I'm still limping along with a Core Duo Mac mini w/512MB of RAM. I was going to get a 2GB RAM upgrade first before Leopard but it's nice to know that if I decided I couldn't wait I could still upgrade Leoapard and join the party before getting more RAM. I think I'd still better hold off because the iMacs have faster graphics.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,454member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ngigliet View Post


    Man, I recently put on 2 gigs!!!!

    thanks a lot...but...Front row keeps crashing!...

    but it seems a "natural" issue of F/R 2.0...



    FR 1.0 crashed a bit for me, this isn't new.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    I think I know why leopard seems so snappy...



    My VM size is nearly 32 GB doing almost nothing!!!

    Anyone know why? All I have open is FF, and iChat.

  • Reply 8 of 10
    Why do you want to know why your system seems faster? Just enjoy it man.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bobmarksdale View Post


    I think I know why leopard seems so snappy...



    My VM size is nearly 32 GB doing almost nothing!!!

    Anyone know why? All I have open is FF, and iChat.





    How much actual RAM have you yet to touch?



    The VM allocation means the system has pre-allocated potential swapfile for VM if necessary and prefetching won't require cycles to expand it.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post


    How much actual RAM have you yet to touch?



    The VM allocation means the system has pre-allocated potential swapfile for VM if necessary and prefetching won't require cycles to expand it.



    1 to 1.5 out of 2 was unused at the time.
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