- Jun 2, 2008
To the people testing, are things any smoother? What's ram usage like compared to lion?
Since the last update iteration it's running smoothly on my system. Except for the mail app, which decides to change the server name any now and then.To the people testing, are things any smoother? What's ram usage like compared to lion?
My "seat of the pants" feeling is that ML is faster, smoother, and just overall more enjoyable. That said, there are a few bugs that keep me from using it as my daily OS. Hoping for the next preview to have these ironed out, if so after a two week trial or so, I may just load it up on my main MAC.While that is good does it have a noticeable difference in real life?
I'm not sure that that's strictly true; newer OSes should be more efficient on the whole as the trend is towards faster startups of the OS and its apps, as well as better battery life, so all sorts of things are being optimised continually.Looks like the consensus is that it's noticeably different to lion. I guess every new OS demands more
When I'm using Intel graphics, I definitely agree (except for the wicked slow spaces animation). However, my AMD card is operating slower than the Intel one right now in ML so the drivers are still abysmal.In Mountain Lion this seems to include some graphics enhancements that help to make things smoother similar to what Quartz etc. did in the past, presumably to make it even more friendly for touching and dragging. So things certainly seem smoother, more responsive, but in general I think things aren't much faster in practise, just a bit easier to use.