I wish I had a need for an SSD in this, but I have a late 2013 rMBP as well running Yosemite super speedy and that's my main machine. I may get an SSD one day for fun though, for now, SL rocks on this HDD!Here's one more post from a user that "moved up" to Mavericks and found that the experience wasn't......so [insanely] great....
I, too, prefer 10.6 on my 2010-vintage MacBook Pro and have no plans to upgrade. It "just runs fine" with the original OS.
Having said that, I've tested the MBPro with 10.8.5 and it runs fine with that, as well.
But the question persists -- why the "difference"?
In my estimation, it has to do with the total change as to how RAM is handled in Mavericks vs. how it was handled in OS's 10.8 and earlier.
Mavericks looks to be designed for "flash-based" storage, in that its paradigm for RAM loading and management seems to "weigh down" platter-based HDD drives.
Aside: if you haven't yet installed an SSD into the MBPro, it's time to think about it. The swap is easy, and the price point for decent-sized SSD's is downright reasonable right now...
I wish I had a need for an SSD in this, but I have a late 2013 rMBP as well running Yosemite super speedy and that's my main machine. I may get an SSD one day for fun though, for now, SL rocks on this HDD!
Wat? I have the late 2013 13" rMBP with Flash Storage.
I read somewhere how SL had something like 30 or 60 daemons running in the background whereas Mavericks had something more like 200 or 300!
The only problem with 10.6 is it's deprecated, Apple no longer provide updates and it really shouldn't be used on the internet. Fine for all the FCP7/Rosetta users who keep their machines offline but despite it's greatness in terms of being lovely and fast it's past it's sell by date thanks to Apple.
People mention that Mavericks runs lots more background processes than SL, and since I probably don't need them, are there ways to customize Mavericks so I can disable/remove stuff I know I'll never need?
Less bloat, less gimicky iOS inspired features, more focus on being an OS for desktops and laptops. Snow Leopard, for me, was the last decent version of OS X. Everything beyond has just added more stupid intrusive features I literally don't need.
Its a shame Apple's OS support is pretty much non-existent when they release a successor.
Just a shame it's visuals are possibly the worst I've ever seen in an OS. I used to think XP looked horrible until I saw Yosemite.I must say, I felt that with L, ML and Mavericks but Yosemite? No Yosemite rocks. It really is vastly improved.
Just a shame it's visuals are possibly the worst I've ever seen in an OS. I used to think XP looked horrible until I saw Yosemite.
But I digress. The features look great and I'm hoping it will run fantastic.