Sorbet Leopard

One of the fascinating little projects bubbling about on the MacRumors PPC forum has been an optimization of Leopard for PowerPC Macs called Sorbet Leopard.

I’m going to be clear – I’ve been following the thread, and some of it seems a little goofy. I am certain there are legit opportunities to optimize such an old OS, but your mileage is likely going to vary. The author/instigator/coder also did some work with a preference file intended to optimize TenFourFox, but I found that the optimizations made no different on my G5. Again, your mileage may vary.

Still, it’s fun to see such enthusiasm for our ancient PowerPC Macs.

Give Sorbet Leopard a shot. I’ll be taking a peek at it this weekend and seeing if it truly lives up to the hype as a fabled 10.5.9 update to our beloved Macs.

Here’s the link:

5 thoughts on “Sorbet Leopard”

  1. Well I just installed it to my quad G5, and so far it is living up to the hype!! I did a clean install with CCloner, and kicked the tires to my delight to see my beastie running as it should. Tonight I will try a migration of my my leopard install and see if I can get my apps back without reinstalling software. Well done, it’s nice to use the quad again!!

  2. I celebrated by taking it up to 12 GB from 8 RAM…..hehe all is good all
    Is working and now I’m debating going down the rabbit hole of SL for PPC. I might wait a bit on that……;)


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