“Just weeks ahead of its public launch, Apple Inc. has updated the minimum system requirements for its next-generation Leopard operating system to exclude 800MHz PowerPC-based Macs,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.
Apple “had long stated in developer documentation that the software would require ‘an Intel processor or a PowerPC G4 (800MHz or faster) or G5 processor,'” McLean reports.
But, “engineers for the company recently determined that Leopard installs on 800MHz PowerPC G4 systems ran ‘too slow,'” McLean reports. “Leopard will now require Macs with ‘an Intel processor or a PowerPC G4 (867 MHz or faster) or G5 processor.'”
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MacDailyNews Note: It’s not that Leopard won’t run on lower-spec’ed Macs, just that Apple won’t be recommending it (based on the fact that our still-working iMac DV 400 MHZ G3 with 192MB of RAM is currently sitting in a corner happily running Mac OS X 10.4.10 Tiger).