Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   no quartz extreem
Date:   2003-10-10 23:48:52
From:   anonymous2
Response to: no quartz extreem

I am in the same situation as yours. Actually I have a G4/400Mhz (Mercury), the very first series. I find Jaguar slow and if Panther does not speed up things a little bit I plan to ditch MacOS X and move to OpenBSD or Linux.
Before I resort to that are there any tricks to gain some speed ? Disabling transparencies, disabling animations ... what else ?


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  • no quartz extreem
    2003-10-11 02:37:08  anonymous2 [View]

    Add an new PCI video card, and put in some memory

    512MB is minium for an fast OS, and put in an Nvidea card.
    • no quartz extreem
      2003-10-11 12:59:58  anonymous2 [View]

      Um, they said they had the G4/400 PowerBook... No adding PCI graphics cards or AGP graphics cards to them (w/o a good soldering iron)

      512MB+ ram will help tho.
      • no quartz extreem
        2003-10-20 13:04:02  anonymous2 [View]

        Also - a good thing to go is to defrag the HD often to improve performance. I noticed this when I installed Jaguar on my 400 MHz TiBook. This helped a lot. I wish Panther had Defrag built in.