os X 10.5.8 is perfect ..

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  1. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

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    after installing combo update (in safeboot) ssd starts twice faster than before.

    allover performance also better ..

    how is your experience ?
     
  2. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Excellent!

    I downloaded and installed the combo also. The entire OS feels "smoother" and faster as well for me. Thanks :apple:
    Morod
     
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    tonnes faster, i've never seen so much free system resources ever
    [​IMG] :O
     
  4. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    yes on shutdown quiting apps is much faster
    boot up is faster
    an opening apps is faster
    also dock resizing seems smoother
     
  5. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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  6. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Updated with the normal installer (not combo) downloaded manually.
    Can't notice any big difference (First boot after the update).
    But I can assure that there are no problems (/me says remembering the nightmare of Service Packs...)
     
  7. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Noticed the increased SSD performance too. I thought the cloning might have slowed things down somehow, but after 10.5.8, all things are ZZZZZIP! again.
     
  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Same speeds like before. It is the reboot effect.


    You guys are imagining things.
     
  9. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    yup - speed seems as before - overall Leopard has become a very stable OS by now though (I remember I had quite a few freezes in the early versions).
     
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    No discernible difference for me either. If anything is a nanosecond or two faster I haven't noticed.
     
  11. sascha h-k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ssd tooks before 10.5.8 exactly 10⅓ turns before desktop, now 5 on every start ..

    (17" mpb 3.06ghz)
     
  12. kiwidesign macrumors newbie

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    there's any real difference by installing the combo update, other than reliability?

    I always updated through Software Update since 10.4 and never had problems... :)
     
  13. sascha h-k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    usually nothing happens, but to pervent any troubles ..

    (it depense what apps/daemons are installed by the user.
     
  14. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    New bug on G5

    After 10.5.8 update, it takes about 90 seconds for sleep to actually kick in, and in the meantime the fans will pick up speed.

    Shutdown also hangs... I had to hold the power button.

    I think it might be a new bug in the USB drivers. I have an HP 3065 monitor connected, which has a USB 2.0 hub. There are some log messages in Console that might be pointing towards that.
     
  15. celticpride678

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    I have noticed that, if you clean all your caches using Onyx or a similar application, everything is a lot faster. It does not hurt to clear your caches every month or so.
     
  16. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to have fixed my Mighty Mouse randomly disconnecting.

    I would have to go up to the bluetooth icon and click "Open Bluetooth Preferences" in order for them to talk to each other.

    Since the update, it hasn't dropped once.

    Thanks Apple! :apple:
     
  17. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    slightly faster shut down and start up times. adobe applications open up dramatically faster. activity monitor shows a lot less consuming processes. new sexy mobile me icon.
     
  18. vintagemacsrule macrumors newbie

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    i agree, everything feels much quicker after updating from 10.5.6 lets hope it gets even better with 10.6
     
  19. goldengloves macrumors newbie

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    feels quicker from what I heard , there has to be a way to test it with some proof , compare them both.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    maybe its me but I've not noticed any increase in it being snappy© Overall I'm pleased with the update, but its been a rare occasion that I've not, and even rarer the I opted to downgrade (but it has happened)
     
  21. nout72 macrumors regular

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    A question concerning the automatically downloaded update
    [​IMG]

    If I choose not to install this update, but choose to manually download the combo-update and install the combo, what exactly happens to the automatically downloaded update?
    Is it placed in a folder and do I have to delete it manually?
     
  22. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its placed in /Library/Updates. quit Software Update, install the combo, reboot, then delete the Updates folder (might have already been removed after reboot).
     
  23. nout72 macrumors regular

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    So it obviously is temporarily placed in the Updates folder.
    With the last 10.5.7 update I installed the combo update instead and I tried searching for the downloaded update which I couldn't find in the Updates folder.
    Thanks!
     
  24. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. It hasn't dropped since a couple days now. That's exactly what I was looking for in 10.5.8.:)
     
  25. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, after upgrading with the combo I now have a full head of hair and 40 pounds have been shaved from my midline :p
     

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