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WOW its slow

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lulla01, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000


    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.
  2. macrumors P6


    Its a beta. Did you expect a really snappy experience?
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    Mr. Retrofire

    This is probably the debug code. Pretty normal. :D
  4. macrumors 6502a

    This is a release for developers to begin building and testing their applications. It is not meant for casual use, such as playing WoW.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    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.
  6. macrumors regular

    It's actually quite faster than SL for me.
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    I found that too.
    And MobileMe Syncing.
  8. macrumors regular


    For me its running way faster than sl
  9. macrumors 6502


    It's much faster on this macpro dual nehalem.
  10. macrumors 68000

    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.
  11. #11
    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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    Wow it is fast!! I did a clean install here and it is really faster than SL!:D
  13. denrock, Feb 25, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    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.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    It's wicked fast here, except that the graphics drivers are horrendous.
  15. macrumors member

    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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    Steve Ballmer

    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.
  17. macrumors member

    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.
  18. macrumors 6502

    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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    Steve Ballmer

    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.)
  20. macrumors member

    I understand. Thing that suprise me the most are comments about how fast it is.

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