osx 10.7 performance and size compared to 10.6.8

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by joecool99, Jul 7, 2011.

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    joecool99

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    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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    miknos

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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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    joecool99

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    10.7 autosafe feature

    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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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    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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    Rosetta Stone? You're kidding right? lol
     
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    Has anyone try any games yet like Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike, Minecraft, etc.?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Sorry, meant Rosetta -- the PowerPC emulator. Apparently my mind was elsewhere.
     
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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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    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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    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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    seong

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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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    miknos

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    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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    PowerGamerX

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    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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    Cinder6

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    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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    PowerGamerX

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    Yeah just tested using the old dashboard and if there was any improvement it certainly wasn't noticeable.
     
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    xgman

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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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