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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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WOW its slow

I have been playing around with the release, it is very slow. Doing things like browsing and even playing WOW.

its running on a 2.93 i7 8 gigs of ram imac.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Its a beta. Did you expect a really snappy experience?
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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I have been playing around with the release, it is very slow. Doing things like browsing and even playing WOW.

its running on a 2.93 i7 8 gigs of ram imac.
This is probably the debug code. Pretty normal.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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I have been playing around with the release, it is very slow. Doing things like browsing and even playing WOW.

its running on a 2.93 i7 8 gigs of ram imac.
This is a release for developers to begin building and testing their applications. It is not meant for casual use, such as playing WoW.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:55 PM   #5
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The reason your experience is slow is because Spotlight is indexing. I thought it was slow at first to, but it's not once the indexing is complete.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 04:03 AM   #6
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It's actually quite faster than SL for me.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:12 AM   #7
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The reason your experience is slow is because Spotlight is indexing. I thought it was slow at first to, but it's not once the indexing is complete.
I found that too.
And MobileMe Syncing.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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For me its running way faster than sl
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 08:52 PM   #9
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It's much faster on this macpro dual nehalem.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 08:57 PM   #10
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I've been using it for the past few hours, and it's been admirably fast for a pre-release software. At least as fast as 10.6.6.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 09:00 PM   #11
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I've been switching between Lion and Snow Leopard today, and Lion is considerably faster than Snow Leopard.

It's likely slow at first because of the tasks it's running.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 09:03 PM   #12
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Wow it is fast!! I did a clean install here and it is really faster than SL!
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 11:11 PM   #13
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i find it at least as fast as snow leopard 10.6.6 on both my 2010 mac mini 2.66 C2D and my 2010 macbook pro 2.53 i5 (and maybe even a slight bit faster!). I'm actually surprised that it's running this fast and smoothly right out of the gate for a beta/preview version.

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 01:33 AM   #14
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It's wicked fast here, except that the graphics drivers are horrendous.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:12 AM   #15
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Scrolling is not as smooth as on SL and it bothers me a little. Maybe later I will try clean install.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:38 AM   #16
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Scrolling is not as smooth as on SL and it bothers me a little. Maybe later I will try clean install.
Why are people expecting an early developer preview to have wonderfully smooth scrolling? There are far more important issues with the OS than scrolling right now. That's a minor issue that will be addressed much later on.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:46 AM   #17
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And who told you I expect it will be smooth? I just share experience like the others, and wonder if maybe it would be smoother if I did clean install.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:47 AM   #18
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You can't really complain. It's the first developer build, pretty much just so they can know if their app works 100% and start working on it if not.
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And who told you I expect it will be smooth? I just share experience like the others, and wonder if maybe it would be smoother if I did clean install.
It won't be.

And it's not that I meant to imply you were expecting it to be smooth, but rather just one shouldn't be surprised at such a finding. This is a developer preview and the focus is on overall stability and the testing of new features. Minor things like making sure animations and scrolling are smooth come much later, perhaps even in a post-WWDC preview.

Some of the people here are acting as if Lion is already being released and thus are dumbfounded that some things aren't working perfectly. (Not implying this about you at all.)
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 03:09 AM   #20
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I understand. Thing that suprise me the most are comments about how fast it is.
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