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Old Jul 7, 2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question osx 10.7 performance and size compared to 10.6.8

is the installation size smaller ? how much space does clean install takes ?

how is the overall performance vs. 10.6.8 on the same HW ?
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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Boot is faster. Safari is faster. Filevault (whole disk encryption) is faster than Filevault from 10.6.

Everything is pretty much the same performance. I think the update is worth it.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Boot is faster. Safari is faster. Filevault (whole disk encryption) is faster than Filevault from 10.6.

Everything is pretty much the same performance. I think the update is worth it.
can you comment on how autosave works ? is that only for apple apps ? what about Adobe CS5 suite SW or other 3rd party ? is that saved automatically too ?

how do you manage, choose where to save ? do you need to save at least once for the first time and specify where ?
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 12:58 AM   #4
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I got back about 10gb of space after installing Lion. Might be different for each individual, but seems like Lion is much smaller (probably due to no Rosetta Stone).
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 01:11 AM   #5
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I got back about 10gb of space after installing Lion. Might be different for each individual, but seems like Lion is much smaller (probably due to no Rosetta Stone).
Rosetta Stone? You're kidding right? lol
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 01:13 AM   #6
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Has anyone try any games yet like Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike, Minecraft, etc.?
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I got back about 10gb of space after installing Lion. Might be different for each individual, but seems like Lion is much smaller (probably due to no Rosetta Stone).
Rosetta Stone? You're kidding right? lol
Sorry, meant Rosetta -- the PowerPC emulator. Apparently my mind was elsewhere.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 02:12 AM   #8
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Boot is faster but Shutdown is noticeably slower. I'm guessing since it is saving your desktop/last used apps.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 04:19 AM   #9
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Has anyone try any games yet like Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike, Minecraft, etc.?
I have tried Call of Duty 4 works better than it use to run much faster. The only problem i have is with utorrent is not working i get error permission denied.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 08:03 AM   #10
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I've noticed a significant slow down when doing I/O intensive tasks e.g. copying files, uncompressing and repairing files. It wasnt apparent with SL
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I don't know why, but torrent download became significantly slower after the upgrade to Lion. I tried Vuze and uTorrent, but it didn't go over 50kb/s, so I gave Transmission a shot, and it suddenly reached 1MB/s. If you are looking for woking torrent client, go with Transmission for now until other clients are updated.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 09:10 AM   #12
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can you comment on how autosave works ? is that only for apple apps ? what about Adobe CS5 suite SW or other 3rd party ? is that saved automatically too ?

how do you manage, choose where to save ? do you need to save at least once for the first time and specify where ?
Let's say you're using Safari. If you have 10 tabs open and quit (cmd+Q), next time you run Safari, it will open the same 10 tabs. If you close the application using the X (red button), it doesn't reopen the tabs. Same happens to text apps (Pages, Textedit, etc).
Versions on the other hand; Let's say you have a Textedit document open. If you click in File/Restore to Saved, it will show all the versions (like TimeMachine). You can see which version you want and save.

If you're using Adobe products, wait for an update. I heard It is not working in Lion.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 10:59 AM   #13
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Has anyone try any games yet like Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike, Minecraft, etc.?
At least on my end, everything seems to run worse than 10.6.8 but better than 10.6.7. Your MMV since 10.6.8 did feature a graphics update for my system.

Edit: Saw you have a 2010 MBP, so expect it to be worse than the newest version of SL

I've heard from a few people that disabling Dashboard as a space may help with gaming performance so I'll bench that and get back in a jiffy!
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I wouldn't expect any performance improvements to games until they're updated to use the new OpenGL context/3.2 stack.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 11:21 AM   #15
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I've noticed a significant slow down when doing I/O intensive tasks e.g. copying files, uncompressing and repairing files. It wasnt apparent with SL
From my usage, it seems like this is a Finder issue. I'm copying about 500GB of files to my new NAS drive right now via Terminal and not noticing slowdown, whereas I did when copying a smaller amount via Finder. Kind of annoying.
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I wouldn't expect any performance improvements to games until they're updated to use the new OpenGL context/3.2 stack.
Yeah just tested using the old dashboard and if there was any improvement it certainly wasn't noticeable.
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From my experience, boot to desktop is fast, but it appears slower to settle down to idle, and even to where you can start to work, than SL.
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