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Old January 12th, 2004, 07:28 AM   #16
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Justin, I don't think you'll get significant improvement in rendering times just by going to Panther. A few things are noticeably faster, but rendering is processor intensive and a new OS will not help. My comments, as I stated, are for older iMacs (G3's) and G5's. You'll get the most improvement by maxing out your ram, and then moving to Panther. You will not notice a big improvement by going to Panther alone. I would guess that my wife's G4 iMac saw a 10% overall improvement by upgrading to Panther.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 04:35 AM   #17
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Well... I've done it. Upgraded to Panther 10.3.2 last night. And, I'm pleased to say that I encountered no problems at all and things seem to be running very smoothly. Thanks to everyone for their help and advice in persuading me to take the plunge.

One final LITTLE query (sorry Jeff). I did 'Archive and Install' which (as you know) backs up all the software and files etc in a 'Previous system' folder Does the NEW system actually refer to this folder at all. If I find that nothing seems to be missing from my new set-up can I delete this folder?

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Old January 14th, 2004, 06:57 AM   #18
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No, the new system does not refer to files in your old system folder. I would leave it for a week or two and if nothing is missing go ahead and delete it. If you need the space sooner, just look at some of the files and compare the folder and files to your new system.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 07:08 AM   #19
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Cool, thanks.
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