I will be glad to give feedback when I get Tiger installed.
I have to admit I am a little afraid to upgrade to it after reading some of the problems people have had after doing so.
I plan to get Photoshop CS most likely the CS2 and seems like there have been some issues getting it to work properly if at all.
Some of the posts actually indicated that Photoshop CS slowed down in performance after upgrading to Tiger.
Some posts say not to use the ( UPGRADE OPTION ) when installing Tiger
but rather the ( ARCHIVE/INSTALL ) option. Those that used the latter seem to have the least amount of problems getting PS CS to function properly.
My MAC G5 is a virgin machine...In otherwords I don't have allot of personel files or third party programs loaded yet so I'm thinking I shouldn't have any trouble ( UPGRADING ) to Tiger because it wont have to write over anything.
I don't know, I'm new to the MAC world so I guess I will face crossing the bridge when I arrive at it.
So far I am really impressed with the speed of Panther, booting up is nearly twice as fast as my Windows counter part. I booted up my PC then reached over and turned on my MAC maybe 2 or 3 seconds later and the MAC was already up and running while the Windows machine was still showing the Welcome screen.
I don't think until I upgrade the RAM to at least a GIG that I can give a fair
analisys using PS CS or IMOVIE or IDVD.
512 isn't exactly the optimum amount of RAM to be playing the game with regardless of wether I have dual CPUs or not and a fast Front side bus.
Here is a list of what came with my system.
Processor 065-4803 2.5GHz PowerPC G5.
Memory 065-4933 512 MB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X256
Hard Drive 065-4925 160GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
Optical Drive 065-4928 8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Graphic Support 065-4892 ATI Rad9600 XT x/128MB DDR
Modem 065-5168 56k V.92 Modem
Keyboard Language 065-4923 Apple Keyboard & Mouse
Mac OS Language 065-4897 Mac OS X
I have a question about RAM?
Since I have 2x256 matched pairs of memory modules can I use any combination of 512, 1Gig matched pair Modules in the open slots or do all the modules have to be the same (All 256 modules?)
I found some 512 modules on Crucials web site for a fairly good price and wanted to step up to at least 3 Gigs of ram. Buying the 512 modules was the least exspensive route to go but I didn't know if I could mix 256 modules with 512?
I dont know what brand the memory modules are it's what ever Apple stuck in there when the G5 shipped.
Crucial has the 512 modules selling for $55.95.
If I recall Apple wants about $300.00 for a 1Gig and $600.00 for 2Gigs.
Unless my math is way off I figured if I buy 6 (512 modules) from Crucial I can get a tad over 3Gigs for $335.94 almost half the price of Apples memory.
If the 2 256 modules I have will work with the 512 modules that will put me at 3584 or a little over 3 1/2 Gigs of memory.
What sort of tests can I do with the present OS Panther that I can also run when I upgrade to Tiger that will show obvious performance enhancement or degridation?
Presently I don't have any Photo software such as Photoshop loaded I haven't purchased it yet. All I have to work with presently is what came with the MAC.
I-Photo updated to 5.0.2
Garage Band First version
All I have done so far is import images...HIGH JPG RGB from my Canon10D to I-Photo, I havent tried importing RAW yet.
The files transfered flawlessly and didn't take very long to do so either.
I will see if my Video Camera can hook up to the MAC I don't know if it has firewire or not it's an older camera.
Well I will stop here before this turns into a book...
Have a great day