Panther's good for older machines -- but you need 512MB RAM as a safe cruising capacity.
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Running Panther on an imac 400DV with 512 RAM - it's just fine, thank you very much - I'm sure if I sat at one of the newer highspeed machines I wouldn't think mine is very fast, but until I can afford to buy something new, I'm quite satisfied. And I still run several apps in Classic - Quark 4.1, Photoshop, Illustrator (can't afford upgrades all at once) - the only one that gives me problems is Office 98 (I know, I know...) - I use TextEdit as much as possible, & it's smooth although limited.
Memory, Memory, Memory - install as much as you can possibly afford.
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