Tiger speed weirdness

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Powerbook G5, May 3, 2005.

  1. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Has anyone noticed that upon startup, Tiger is actually kind of slow compared to Panther, but suddenly after a few minutes of clicking around and opening a Finder window or two, it gets really, really, really fast and nearly instantaneous at doing tasks? It is kind of odd, I get a lot of beachballs at first that Panther never had. Maybe it is some kind of new VM implementation?

    By the way of speed increases I noticed...nice bootup times, I like having to only wait like 20 seconds to restart and the 27 minute install time to upgrade. Airport Express seems a lot faster, along with Safari's HTML rendering and Java handling.

    I still need to get used to the system I guess.
     
  2. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    Where have you been?!

    And yes, I have notice slower startups on all my machines, but fast performance overall.
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I have first dibs on the name "PowerBook G6", just to let you know. ;)
     
  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    My actual startup time has increased a few seconds, but nothing to complain about. I think the system is more snappy then on Panther, but maybe that's just because I want it to feel more snappy. Oh well.

    Powerbook G5, where have yo been? You only post like once a month, and your average Posts per day is still almost 6 :eek:
     
  5. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    I was insanely busy with my senior year of college. I had two 30+ papers to write, six 12-16 papers, and all the other random things I had to do along with working 30+ hours a week, sooooo, I was a bit scarce. I'm finally graduated, though, and my last act a week before was to take advantage of buying Tiger for only $69. It was a graduation gift to me...along with a performance chip and track use only air filter for my car... ;)

    I am planning on being around more often again...and trying to get used to Tiger along the way. I still find speed to be spotty here and there, but overall it is a lot faster.
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    Congratulations on graduating!
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, congrats on grad'ing and welcome back! :)

    I haven't rebooted Tiger enough times to notice...hmmm...maybe only once ever? But perhaps it has something to do with Dashboard initializing? I used to have Mail, iCal, AdBk and iSync open in the background on boot, and this slowed things way down... Or maybe it has to do with Spotlight.
     

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